Hail! Festal Day! through ev'ry age, divine,
When God's fair grace from heav'n on earth did shine.
Hail! Festal Day divine. [Chorus]
2 Lo! God the Spirit to the Apostles' hearts
This day in form of fire Himself imparts. [Chorus]
3 From forth the Father, bearing mystic powers,
On human hearts new strength He richly showers. [Chorus]
4 Now cease they not, to all on earth that dwell,
God's wondrous works in divers tongues to tell. [Chorus]
5 Hail! Breath of Life, Hail! Holy Fount of Light!
Lifegiver! Fire of radiance ever bright! [Chorus]
6 Thou Good all good containing, Peace divine!
Fill with Thy sweetness all these hearts of Thine. [Chorus]
7 Who fillest all things, earth and sky and sea,
Cleanse Thou, and guard us; bid us live to Thee. [Chorus]
8 Some foretaste grant us of Thy secret things,
The overshadoing of cherub wings. [Chorus]
9 To love divine our lips and hearts inspire,
By flying seraph touched with altar fire. [Chorus]
Source: The Church Hymnal Revised: containing hymns approved and set forth by the general conventions of 1892 and 1916; together with hymns for the use of guilds and brotherhoods, and for special occastions #571