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Hark! the songs of peaceful Sion
Thunder like a mighty flood; Jesus out of every nation
Hath redeemed us by his blood. 2 Alleluia! not as orphans
Are we left in sorrow now; Alleluia! he is near us,
Faith believes, nor questions how: Though the cloud from sight received him,
When the forty days were o’er: Shall our hearts forget his promise,
“I am with you evermore”? 3 Alleluia! Bread of Heaven,
Thou on earth our Food, our Stay! Alleluia! here the sinful
Flee to thee from day to day: Intercessor, Friend of sinners,
Earth's Redeemer, plead for me, Where the songs of all the sinless
Sweep across the crystal sea. 4 Alleluia! King eternal,
Thee the Lord of lords we own: Alleluia! born of Mary,
Earth thy footstool, heaven thy throne: Thou within the veil hast entered,
Robed in flesh, our great High Priest: Thou on earth both Priest and Victim
In the Eucharistic feast. 5 Alleluia! sing to Jesus!
His the scepter, his the throne;
His the victory alone;
Thunder like a mighty flood;
William C. Dix, 1866
Upon the Saviour's brow;
His lips with grace o'erflow.
Among the sons of men;
That fill the heavenly train.
He flew to my relief;
And carried all my grief.
And all the joys I have;
And saves me from the grave.
He brings my weary feet;
And makes my joys complete. 6 Since from his bounty I receive
Such proofs of love divine,
Samuel Stennett, 1787 Also the following 251 O God of God! O Light of Light 262 Praise the Lord through every nation 335 By Christ redeemed, in Christ restored 480 Jesus shall reign 521 Rejoice, the Lord is King 522 See the Conqueror mounts in triumph 523 Jesus, King of glory 560 Golden harps are sounding
10.10. with refrain AIL! festal day! through every age
divine, When God's fair grace from heaven to
earth did shine.
2 Lo! God the Spirit to the Apostles' hearts
This day in form of fire himself imparts. 3 Forth from the Father, bearing mystic
powers, On human hearts new strength he richly
4 Now cease they not, to all on earth that
dwell, God's wondrous works in divers tongues
5 Hail, Breath of Life! Hail, Holy Fount of
Light! Life-giver! Fire of radiance ever bright! 6 Thou Good all good containing, Peace
divine! Fill with thy sweetness all these hearts of
7 Who fillest all things, earth and sky and
sea, Cleanse thou, and guard us; bid us live
8 Some foretaste grant us of thy secret
things, The overshadowing of cherub wings.
9 To love divine our lips and hearts inspire, By flying seraph touched with altar fire.
Amen. · York Processionale, 14th cent.;
Tr. Theodore A. Lacey, 1884
And from thy celestial home
Come, within our bosoms shine!
Thou, of comforters the best;
Sweet refreshment here below;
Solace in the midst of woe.
3 O most blessed Light divine,
And our inmost being fill!
Nothing free from taint of isl.
4 Heal our wounds, our strength renew; On our dryness pour thy dew;
Wash the stains of guilt away: Bend the stubborn heart and will; Melt the frozen, warm the chill;
Guide the steps that go astray.
5 On the faithful, who adore And confess thee, evermore
In thy sevenfold gifts descend; Give them virtue's sure reward; Give them thy salvation, Lord; Give them joys that never end. Amen.
Latin; Tr. Edward Caswall, 1849, alt, 1869 197
L.M. PIRIT of mercy, truth, and love,
O shed thine influence from above; And still from age to age convey
The wonders of this sacred day. 2 In every clime, by every tongue,
Be God's surpassing glory sung:
The deeds our great Redeemer wrought. 3 Unfailing Comfort, heavenly Guide,
Still o'er thy holy Church preside;
Anonymous, 1774 198
Six 8's YREATOR Spirit, by whose aid
The world's foundations first were laid, Come, visit every humble mind; Come, pour thy joys on human kind; From sin and sorrow set us free,
And make thy temples worthy thee. 2 0 Source of uncreated light,
The Father's promised Paraclete!