Pentecost Sunday 2008
Pentecost Sunday: May 11, 2008
When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.
O HOLY SPIRIT! Lord of light!
From your clear celestial height
Your pure and beaming radiance give.
Come, thou Father of the poor!
Come, with treasures which endure!
Come, thou light of all that live!
Thou of all Consolers best,
Visiting the troubled breast,
Dost refreshing peace bestow.
Thou in toil art Comfort sweet,
Pleasant coolness in the heat,
Solace in the midst of woe.
Light immortal! Light Divine!
Visit thou these hearts of thine,
And our inmost being fill.
If thou take your grace away,
Nothing pure in man will stay;
All his good is turned to ill.
Heal our wounds, our strength renew;
On our dryness, pour your 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.
Thou, on those who evermore
Thee confess and thee adore,
In your sevenfold gifts descend.
Give them comfort when they die;
Give them life with thee on high;
Give them joys which never end. Amen.