Hail this joyful day's returnAuthor (attributed to): Hilary of Poitiers; Translator: Robert Campbell
Tune: SONNE DER GERECHTIGKEIT
Published in 8 hymnals
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1 Hail this joyful day's return,
Hail the Pentecostal morn,
Morn when our ascended Head
On His Church His Spirit shed.
Like to cloven tongues of flame
On the twelve the Spirit came;
Tongues, that earth may hear the call;
Fire, that love may burn in all.
2 Hear the speech before unknown;
Trembling crowds the wonder own:
What though hardened some abide,
And the holy work deride?
Lord, to Thee Thy people bend,
Unto us Thy Spirit send:
Blessings of this sacred day
Grant us, dearest Lord, we pray.
3 Thou who didst our fathers guide,
With their children still abide;
Grant us pardon, grant us peace,
Till our earthly wanderings cease.
To the Father praises sing,
Praise to Christ, our risen King,
Praise to Thee, the Lord of love,
Blessed Spirit, Holy Dove.
Source: Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #371
Hail the joyful day's return. By R. Campbell, was written for his St. Andrew's Hymnal, and published therein in 1850, in 3 stanzas of 8 lines, and from thence passed into the Scottish Episcopal Collection, 1858; and with the single change of the to this stanza i., line 1 in Shipley's Annus Sanctus, 1884.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #223||Hail this joyful day's return||Hail this joyful day's return||BEATA NOBIS GAUDIA||Hilary of Poitiers, 4th cent.; Robert Campbell, 1814-1868||77. 77||1985|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #224||Hail this joyful day's return||Hail this joyful day's return||SONNE DER GERECHTIGKEIT||Hilary of Poitiers, 4th cent.; Robert Campbell, 1814-1868||77. 77 with Alleluias||1985|
|Moravian Book of Worship #375||Hail This Joyful Day's Return||Hail this joyful day's return||SONNE DER GERECHTIGKEIT||Hilary of Poiters (4th cent); Robert Campbell, 1814-1868||22.214.171.124. with Alleluias||Acts 2:1-13||1995||Pentecost | ; Christian year--Pentecost ||
|Small Church Music #3504||Sonne der Gerechtigkeit||Hail this joyful day's return||SONNE DER GERECHTIGKEIT||Hilary of Poitiers|