Give thanks for Whitsun wind and fire!
Rejoice with heaven's hidden choir.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
See how the Pentecostal flame
blazes afar God's threefold name.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Sing praises to our God Most High
whose Holy Spirit prompts the cry
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Truly the Lord is present where
faithful disciples meet for prayer.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Give thanks that we, God's church, can know
the Spirit's power, as long ago
Alleluia! Alleluia!
To hold, to heal and to uplift,
to hallow every natural gift.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Join, then, this Pentecost, in praise
for blessings poured in countless ways.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
And, to a world which suffers so
let peace and gladness overflow.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


David Mowbray (b.1938)
© David Mowbray, admin. The Jubilate Group
Metre / Suggested tune: 8 8 4 4 8 8 with alleluias LASST UNS ERFREUEN