O glorious day when God's love overflowed

O glorious day when God's love overflowed
and all its beauty on the earth bestowed;
the Spirit gave all creatures life and health
and on them breathed the life of God's own self.
In all creation, in each tiny flower,
in every life we see God's living power.

More glorious still that day of storm and flame
when God on Sinai's mount to Moses came;
when Israel, from the waters brought ashore,
received its calling and God's holy law.
For on that day of God, the great I AM,
the Spirit on the chosen people came.

Most wonderful of all that holy dawn
in which the Savior of the world was born!
The Spirit rested on a Hebrew maid
and God in human form came to our aid.
Then, Holy Spirit, your great love excelled
when we our God in flesh and blood beheld.

Christ rose from death, victorious over sin;
the ascended Lord now reigns, the world to win;
and on the church that it may witness give,
God's love was poured, that through it all might live.
On this fresh Pentecost, live-giving Lord,
come, spread through us your saving love abroad.

Words: J.R. Peacey (1896-1971)
Words © 1991 by Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, IL 60188.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.
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Music: Yorkshire

Meter: 10 10 10 10 10 10

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