|1||Hail! Festal day! Through every age divine,
When God’s fair grace from Heaven to earth did shine:
Hail! Festal day divine.
|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 who dwell,
God’s wondrous works in diverse 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 sea,
Cleanse Thou, and guard us, bid us live to Thee.
|8||Bid Heavenly wisdom all our thoughts employ,
A hidden foretaste of cherubic joy.
|9||On lips their living coal bid Seraphs lay,
That hearts with Thy pure love may burn alway.