God's Holy Spirit came with rushing wind and fire,
Christ's presence here to comfort, bless and to inspire.
The Spirit thus began God's holy work on earth
at Pentecost, a gift that gave the Church its birth.
God sent the Spirit forth fulfilling prophets' word,
to those who followed Jesus and who called him Lord.
Disciples gathered near the temple courts in prayer.
The Spirit blew and rested on those clustered there.
God's Spirit filled each one as Jesus had foretold.
In many tongues they spoke God's word, renewed and bold.
"Repent and be baptized," preached Peter in that hour,
and thousands came believing by the Spirit's power.
God's church alive today continues to proclaim
salvation by the Spirit's power in Jesus' name.
Let all believers now their tongues and lives employ.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, our highest joy!