From the Latin, translated by John Ellerton and Fenton J. A. Hort, 1871
Joy because the circling year|
Brings our day of blessings here
Day when first the Light divine
On the Church began to shine.
2. Like to quivering tongues of flame
3. So the wondrous works of God|
Wondrously were spread abroad;
Every tribe's familiar tone
Made the glorious marvel known.
4. Still the Spirit's fullness, Lord,
5. Humbler things we ask thee now,|
Gifts of heaven to men below;
Grant our burdened heart release,
Grant thine own abiding peace.
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