Scripture Verse

I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh. Joel 2:28


John B. Dykes (1823–1876)

Words: Au­thor un­known (Be­a­ta no­bis gau­dia An­ni re­dux­it or­bi­ta). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by John El­ler­ton in Church Hymns, 1871.

Music: Glebe Field John B. Dykes, 1874 (🔊 pdf nwc).

John Ellerton (1826–1893)


Joy! because the circling year
Brings our day of blessings here;
Day when first the light divine
On the Church began to shine.

Like to quivering tongues of flame
Unto each the Spi­rit came,
Tongues, that earth might hear their call,
Fire, that love might burn in all.

So the wondrous works of God
Wondrously were spread abroad;
Every tribe’s familiar tone
Made the glo­ri­ous marvel known.

Hardened scoffers vainly jeered;
Listening strangers heard and feared,
Knew the prophets’ word fulfilled,
Owned the work which God had willed.

Still Thy Spi­rit’s fullness, Lord,
On Thy waiting Church be poured;
Grant our burdened hearts release;
Grant us Thine abiding peace.