1. Long years ago the promised Holy Spirit
With wind and flame, in resurrection might
Inspired true love, compassion rich within it,
And now as then rekindles vision’s light.
So sing, my soul, of Pentecost’s new birth,
Emmanuel – God with us here!
We live in you, revealed alive on earth;
Abide in you, forever near!
2. Not far away but in the depths of being,
Essence of life, our living’s very ground,
Divine takes flesh, first fruits in Jesus seeing,
Indwelling God in humankind profound.
3. Keeping the feast, the Spirit’s proclamation,
We find your grace within our neighbour too;
Own you life’s fount, sustaining all creation,
Refreshing source forever making new.
© David Stevenson 2011