When The Blest Day Of Pentecost
When the blest day of Pentecost
Was fully come, the Holy Ghost
Descended from above;
Sent by the Father and the son,
(The sender and the sent are one)
The Lord of life and love.
But were these first disciples blest
With heav’nly gifts? And shall the rest
Be pass’d unheeded by?
What? Has the Holy Ghost forgot
To quicken souls that Christ has bought;
And let’s them lifeless lie?
No, thou almighty Paraclete!
Thou shedd’st thy heav’nly influence yet;
Thou visit’st sinners still:
Thy breath of life, thy quick’ning flame,
Thy pow’r, thy Godhead, still the same,
We own; because we feel.