1 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.
2 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?
3 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.
Source: The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #H81