Great God, Who didst, as on this day,
in tongues of fire appear,
with bright and visible array
Thy faithful saints to cheer:
Grant to Thy servants evermore
a judgment clear and right:
on them Thy Holy Spirit pour,
the radiance of Thy light.
That guided, taught, and led by Thee,
and listening to Thy voice,
Thy people comforted may be,
and in Thy love rejoice.
To Him, whose merit hath obtained
for us this heavenly gift,
Who from eternity hath reigned,
to Him our hearts we lift.
We praise the Father and the Son,
the Spirit’s unity,
Mysterious, Holy, Three in One,
from all eternity.
|Text||attr. Eliza Humphreys|
melody Thomas Haweis (1734-1820);
adapt. Samuel Webbe (1740-1816);
desc. Alan Gray (1855-1935)
God, who as at this time didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people, by the sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit; grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Savior, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.