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Hark! the songs of peaceful Sion
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;
Hath redeemed us by his blood. Amen.
William C. Dix, 1866
AJESTIC sweetness sits enthroned
2 No mortal can with him compare,
3 He saw me plunged in deep distress,
For me he bore the shameful cross,
4 To him I owe my life and breath,
He makes me triumph over death,
5 To heaven, the place of his abode,
6 Since from his bounty I receive
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
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 showers.
4 Now cease they not, to all on earth that dwell,
God's wondrous works in divers tongues to tell.
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 thine.
7 Who fillest all things, earth and sky and
Cleanse thou, and guard us; bid us live to thee.
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.
NOME, thou Holy Spirit, come!
Thou, of comforters the best;
Solace in the midst of woe.
3 O most blessèd Light divine,
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. 1859
PIRIT of mercy, truth, and love,
2 In every clime, by every tongue,
3 Unfailing Comfort, heavenly Guide,
REATOR 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 O Source of uncreated light,
The Father's promised Paraclete!