Scripture Verse

The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. Romans 5:6

Introduction

Words: Tho­mas Cot­ter­ill, 1819.

Music: Il­se L. Her­man Il­se, 1910 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Lynn in the Sab­bath School Me­lo­dist, ed­it­ed by Will­iam Byrnes (Bos­ton Mas­sa­chu­setts: Mas­sa­chu­setts Sab­bath School So­cie­ty, 1850), num­ber 55 (🔊 pdf nwc)

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Cot­ter­ill or Il­se (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

Let songs of prais­es fill the sky:
Christ, our as­cend­ed Lord,
Sends down His Spir­it from on high
According to His Word.
All hail the day of Pen­te­cost,
The com­ing of the Ho­ly Ghost!

The Spir­it by His heav’nly breath
Creates new life with­in;
He quick­ens sin­ners from the death
Of tres­pass­es and sin.
All hail the day of Pen­te­cost,
The com­ing of the Ho­ly Ghost!

The things of Christ the Spir­it takes
And shows them un­to men;
The fall­en soul His tem­ple makes,
God’s im­age stamps again.
All hail the day of Pen­te­cost,
The com­ing of the Ho­ly Ghost!

Come, Ho­ly Spir­it, from above
With Thy ce­les­ti­al fire;
Come and with flames of zeal and love
Our hearts and tongues in­spire.
Be this our day of Pen­te­cost,
The com­ing of the Ho­ly Ghost!

illustration
Pentecost
El Greco (1541–1614)