O Hail This Joyful Day
SATB Choir with opt. accompaniment. EASY and ELEGANT. If your choir hasn't done much a cappella singing, give this one a try. Perfect for a Pentecost introit, anthem, or even during communion. Two verses with a short repeat. Great for a June quartet if your choir has already bolted for the summer.
O hail this joyful day's return,
hail to the ascended Lord,
Who on this day, upon his church,
his Spirit has outpoured.
And like as cloven tongues of flame,
that earth might hear the call,
On Pentecost the Spirit came
that love may burn in all.
Unfailing comfort, heav'nly guide,
with rushing wind and fire,
O grant your blessings from above,
Jesus, our heart's desire.
As with your promise, we believe
these gifts you have in store,
Make us now ready to receive
that joy forever more.