Hail Thee, Festival Day

Spirit of life and of pow’r, // Now flow in us, fount of our being, // Light that enlightens us all, // Life that in all may abide.

In many churches, including Episcopal churches, the Day of Pentecost is a day to sing “Hail Thee, Festival Day” with joy and thanksgiving. The hymn is often used on Easter, the Feast of the Ascension, and Pentecost. Here is a version shared on Pentecost.

Want to know more about the hymn? Check out Hymnary.org for more on this hymn. See also, History of Hymns curated by Discipleship Ministries of the United Methodist Church.

Do you have a favorite “Pentecost Hymn”? Let us know in the Comment section.

Author: Daniel Rondeau

I am a husband and father and an Episcopal Priest (now retired) in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego.

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