Saturday, May 22, 2010

Hail Thee, Festival Day!

Pentecost refrain:
Hail thee, festival day!
Blest day to be hallowed forever;
Day when the Holy Ghost
Shone in the world with His grace.

Bright and in likeness of fire,
On those who await His appearing,
He whom the Lord had foretold
Suddenly, swiftly descends:  Refrain

Daily the loveliness grows,
Adorned with the glory of blossom;
Heaven her gateway unbars,
Flinging her increase of light:  Refrain 

God the Almighty, the Lord,
The ruler of earth and the heavens,
Guard us from harm without;
Cleanse us from evil within:  Refrain

Jesus, the health of the world,
Creator of all and redeemer,
Son of the Father supreme,
Only-begotten of God:  Refrain

Spirit of life and of pow’r,
Now flow in us, fount of our being,
Light that enlightens us all,
Life that in all may abide:  Refrain

Praise to the giver of good!
O Lover and Author of concord,
Pour out Your balm on our days;
Order our ways in Your peace:  Refrain

1 comment:

Cheri Fish said...

I really have learned to love this hymn after you introduced it to me and the Celebration choir sang it a couple of years ago. We ended up doing it for Easter and Pentecost!