Pentecost Songs

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Pentecost Songs: A collection of songs and hymns written to celebrate the person and work of the Holy Spirit composed at various points between the 9th century and the 21st.

Pentecost, which means 'fifty' signifies the 50 days between the resurrection of Jesus and the day that the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples and established the church.

Our initial aim was to collect 50 songs to celebrate each day but that seemed maybe a bit over ambitious...so we settled for getting almost half way there! These songs represent over 1000 years of text relating to the Holy Spirit at work in the church. From the Latin chant of Veni Creator Spiritus re-imagined by Greg Scheer to a recent exploration by Wendell Kimbrough this is an insanely fruitful toast to the Spirit singing in our midst.
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Blog Post - cardiphonia.org/2011/06/07/pentecost-songs/
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Article by David Taylor - cardiphonia.org/2011/06/12/david-taylor-a-reflection-on-pentecost-songs/

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released 07 June 2011

Produced and Sponsored by Cardiphonia (www.cardiphonia.org)
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A huge thanks to all of the artists and musicians who contributed their tremendous gifts to this project.
Special thanks to Kipp Normand, Paul Baumgarten and Joel Rogers for retro-engineering the visuals!
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Thanks to Christ the King Presbyterian Church in Raleigh for hosting this project.

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Track Name: Hiram Ring - Come, Holy Spirit, Come
Come, Holy Spirit, come;
Let thy bright beams arise;
Dispel the darkness from our minds,
And open all our eyes.

Convince us of our sin,
Then lead to Jesus’ blood;
And to our wondering view reveal
The secret love of God.

'Tis thine to cleanse the heart,
to purify the soul,
to pour fresh life in every part
and new create the whole.

Dwell, therefore, in our hearts;
Our minds from bondage free;
Then we shall know, and praise, and love
The Father, Son, and Thee.
Track Name: Nathan Partain - Come, Holy Spirit, God and Lord
Refrain:
women: A—lle—luia
men: Alleluia
women: A—lle—luia

Come, Holy Spirit, God and Lord!
Let all your graces be outpoured
On each believer’s mind and heart,
Your fervent love to us impart.

Lord, by the brightness of your light,
You in the faith do men unite
Of every land and every tongue;
This to your praise, O Lord, be sung.

Refrain:

From every error keep us free;
Let none but Christ our Master be,
That we in living faith abide In him,
with all our might confide.

Lord, by your pow’r prepare each heart
And to the weakness strength impart,
That bravely here we may contend Through life,
and death to you ascend.

Refrain:
Track Name: Wen Reagan - Almighty Comforter
Em Am G D Em Am G D
Almighty Comforter and Friend,
Em Am G D Em Am G D
Eternal Spirit, now descend, descend
C D C G
Fill us from Thy heavenly store!
C D Am Em C
Thou art the Church's holy Guest,
(C) D C G
Earnest of her eternal rest,
C D Am Em
Let us grieve Thee never more, never more.
Great promise of the Father, come,
The Church's fading lamps relume, relume;
Come, rekindle joy and love
Wisdom, and Truth, and Love are Thine,
Life, light. and holiness divine;
Shed Thy gifts down from above
Witness of Him Who died and rose, rose again
And who conquered all our foes, all our foes
Took His seat upon the throne
Great Gift of Jesus glorified,
Revealer of the Crucified,
Unto us reveal the Son, the Son!
Almighty Comforter and Friend,
Eternal Spirit, now descend, descend (x3)
Track Name: Bruce Benedict & Ray Mills - Come, Holy Ghost
Dm F C G
1. Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest, And in our hearts take up Thy rest;
Dm F C G
Come with thy grace and heav'nly aid to fill our hearts which thou hast made,
Bb F
To fill our hearts which Thou has made.
Dm F C G
2. O Comforter, to thee we cry, Thou heav'nly gift of God most high;
Dm F C G
Thou fount of life, and fire of love, And sweet anointing from above,
Bb F
And sweet anointing from above.
Chorus:
Dm F C G
Be not afraid, where you go there I am with you. (2x)
Dm F C G
3. O Holy Ghost, through thee alone, Know we the Father and the Son;
Dm F C G
Be this our firm unchanging creed, That thou dost from them both proceed,
Bb F
That thou dost from them both proceed.
Dm F C G
4. Praise we the Lord, Father and Son, And Holy Spirit with them one;
Dm F C G
And may the Son on us bestow all gifts that from the Spirit flow,
Bb F
All gifts that from the Spirit flow.
Outro: Singers can sing Verses 1 and 4 while
Track Name: Jered McKenna - Almighty Comforter
ALMIGHTY Comforter and Friend,
Eternal Spirit, now descend,

Fill us from Thy heavenly store!
Thou art the Church's holy Guest,
Earnest of her eternal rest,
Let us grieve Thee never more.

Great promise of the Father, come,
The Church's fading lamps relume ;

Come, rekindle joy and love !
Wisdom, and Truth, and Love are Thine,
Life, light. and holiness divine;
Shed Thy gifts down from above!

Witness of Him Who died and rose,
Who as the Conqueror of our foes

Took His seat upon the throne !
Great Gift of Jesus glorified,
Revealer of the Crucified,
Unto us reveal the Son !
Track Name: Matt Boswell - God the Spirit
Holy fount of inspiration
By whose gift the great of old
Spoke the word of revelation
Marvelous and manifold

Chorus:
God the Spirit we adore Thee,
In the Triune Godhead One
One in love and power and glory
With the Father and the Son

Author of the new creation,
Giver of the second birth
May thy ceaseless renovation
Cleanse our souls from stains of earth

Chorus:

When we wander Lord direct us,
Keep us in the Master’s way
Let they strong swift sword protect us
Warring in the evil day
Shall the church now faint or fear
When the Comforter is near
Track Name: Zac Hicks - Away With Our Fears
1 Away with our fears,
Our troubles and tears!
The Spirit is come,
The witness of Jesus returned to his home:
The pledge of our Lord
To his heaven restored,
Is sent from the sky,
And tells us our head is exalted on high.

2 Our Advocate there
By his blood and his prayer
The gift hath obtained,
For us he hath prayed, and the Comforter gained:
Our glorified head
His Spirit hath shed
With his people to stay,
And never again will he take him away.

3 Our heavenly guide
With us shall abide;
His comforts31 impart,
And set up his kingdom of LOVE in the heart:
The heart that believes
His kingdom receives,
His power and his peace,
His life, and his joy’s everlasting increase.

4 The presence divine
Doth inwardly shine,
The Shechinah rests
On all our assemblies, and glows in our breasts.
By day and by night
The pillar of light
Our steps shall attend,
And convoy us safe to our prosperous end.

5 Then let us rejoice
In heart and in voice,
Our leader pursue,
And shout as we travel the wilderness through;
With the Spirit remove
To Sion above,
Triumphant arise
And walk in our God, ’till we fly to the skies.
Track Name: Brian T Murphy - Did I Not Plead Above
Did I not plead above
for us, your dying love
never could we hope for your aid
never on your spirit call
but you have the father prayed -
but you have recieved the gift for all -

and if I go away
by faith we hear you say
I the comforter will send (2x)
- comfort for you who grieve

amen our hearts reply
uplifted to the sky
longing to be in your home
a peaceful eternity
but you have the father prayed -
you have received the gift for all -

and if I go away
by faith I hear you say
I the comforter will send (2x)
- comfort for you who grieve
-ever in your hearts to live -
Track Name: Melanie Penn & Steve Elliot - Holy Ghost
Why should the children of a King
Go mourning all their days
Oh comforter, descend and bring on us
A token of your grace

Holy Ghost, by Him bestowed
Who suffered on a tree
Take of my Redeemer's blood
Show it unto me

Don't you dwell in all the saints
And seal our hearts as heirs of heaven?
Won't you banish my complaints and show me
All my sins forgiven?

Witness with the blood You are
And apply it to this soul mine
Now assure my sprinkled heart it is
The blood of Him divine

Steve Elliot, guitar
Melanie Penn, vocals
engineered by Geoff Countryman in New York City
Track Name: Clint Wells - No Longer Visible
C F
Savior and prince of peace,
Am G F
Thy saying we receive;
C F
Thou will not leave us comfortless,
Am G F
Thine own thou will not leave
Am G C
Thine own Thou will not leave.

Chorus:
F C
No longer visible
G Am
To eyes of flesh and blood,
F C
Come, Lord, to us Thyself reveal,
F G Am
Oh come and show us God,
F G C
Oh come and show us God.

Poor helpless orphans we
Awhile Thine absence mourn,
But we Thy face again shall see,
For Thou will soon return,
For Thou will soon return.

Because Thou liv’st above
Let us Thy Spirit know,
And in the glorious knowledge prove
Eternal life below,
Eternal life below.

Hasten the day when we
Shall surely know and feel
Thou art in God and God in Thee,
And thou in us dost dwell
And thou in us dost dwell.
Track Name: Karl Digerness (City Hymns) - Spirit of God
Spirit of God, descend upon my heart,
Wean it from earth, through all its pulses move;
Stoop to my weakness, mighty as Thou art,
And make me love Thee as I ought to love.

I ask no dream, no prophet-ecstasies;
No sudden rending of the veil of clay;
No angel vision, no opening skies;
But take the dimness of my soul away.

Teach me to feel that Thou art always nigh;
Teach me the struggles of the soul to bear,
To check the rising doubt, the rebel sigh;
Teach me the patience of unanswered prayer.

Hast Thou not bid us love Thee, God and King?
All Thine own, soul, heart and strength and mind;
I see thy cross there teach me to cling;
O let me seek Thee, and O let me find.

Teach me to love Thee as Thine angels love,
One holy passion filling all my frame:
The presence of Thy descended Dove,
My heart an altar, and Thy love the flame.
Track Name: Michael Van Patter - Breathe on Me
1 Breathe on me, Breath of God,
fill me with life anew,
that I may love what thou dost love,
and do what thou wouldst do.

2 Breathe on me, Breath of God,
until my heart is pure,
until my will is one with thine,
to do and to endure.

3 Breathe on me, Breath of God,
till I am wholly thine,
until this earthly part of me
glows with thy fire divine.

4 Breathe on me, Breath of God,
so shall I never die,
but live with thee the perfect life
of thine eternity.
Track Name: Anne-Marie Strohman - Holy Spirit, Light Divine
1 Holy Spirit, Light divine,
Shine upon this heart of mine;
Chase the shades of night away,
Turn my darkness into day.

Refrain:
Come Holy Spirit, Come Heavenly Dove
Shine down upon me in your love


2 Holy Spirit, Power divine
Cleanse this guilty heart of mine;
Long hath sin without control
Held dominion o'er my soul.

3 Holy Spirit, all divine,
Dwell within this heart of mine;
Cast down every idol throne,
Reign supreme, and reign alone.
Track Name: Liz Janes - Come, Holy Spirit, Come
Come, Holy Spirit, come,
With energy divine,
And on this poor, benighted soul
With beams of mercy shine.

O melt this frozen heart;
This stubborn will subdue;
Each evil passion overcome,
And form me all anew!

The profit will be mine,
But Thine shall be the praise;
And unto Thee will I devote
The remnant of my days.
Track Name: Cameron Gray - Breathe on Me
F C
Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Dm Bb
fill me with life anew,
F C
that I may love what thou dost love,
Dm
and do what thou wouldst do,
Bb
and do what thou wouldst do.
F C
Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Dm Bb
until my heart is pure,
F C
until my will is one with thine,
Dm
to do and to endure,
Bb
to do and to endure.
F C
Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Dm Bb
till I am wholly thine,
F C
until this earthly part of me
Dm
glows with thy fire divine,
Bb
glows with thy fire divine.
F C
Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Dm Bb
so shall I never die,
F C
but live with thee the perfect life
Dm
of thine eternity,
Bb
of thine eternity.
F C
Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Dm Bb
fill me with life anew.
Track Name: Greg Scheer - O Holy Spirit, Come!
VERSE 1
O come, Creator Spirit, come.
Come visit us, who wait as one.
Come, satisfy our souls with grace.
Come fill these hearts that you have made.
CHORUS
O Holy Spirit come! O Holy Spirit come to us! O Holy Spirit come! O Holy Spirit come!
VERSE 2
Come, Holy Comforter divine.
Come, sacred gift of God on high.
Come, fount of life; come, blazing fire.
Come love; come Spirit to inspire.(chorus)
VERSE 3
Come, Promise of God's grand design.
Come, giver of God's gifts divine.
Come, touch our tongues that we may speak
in heavenly tones to earthly ears. (chorus)
VERSE 4
O come, Life-Giving Power, come.
Illuminate our minds with love.
Infuse our hearts with charity.
Renew this flesh of frailty. (chorus)
VERSE 5
O come, Eternal Peace, we pray.
Drive out our fear with love's pure rays.
Come lead us on the path of truth,
and give us strength to follow you. (chorus)
VERSE 6
O come, Illuminator, come.
Through you may we receive the Son.
Through you may we the Father know.
Through you the Godhead's glory show. (chorus)
VERSE7
Come, glory to the Father sing.
Come, chant the Risen Savior's name.
Come, praise the Holy Paraclete.
Forever blessed Trinity. (chorus)
Track Name: Michael Van Patter - Great Comforter, Descend
Why should the children of a King
Go mourning all their days?
Great Comforter! descend and bring
Some tokens of thy grace.

Refrain:
Great Comforter! descend and bring
Some tokens of thy grace

Dost thou not dwell in all the saints,
And seal the heirs of heav'n?
When wilt thou banish my complaints,
And show my sins forgiv'n?

Assure my conscience of her part
In the Redeemer's blood
And bear thy witness with my heart,
That I am born of God.

Thou art the earnest of his love,
The pledge of joys to come;
And thy soft wings, celestial Dove,
Will safe convey me home.
Track Name: Jered McKenna - Jesus, We on the Word Depend
from (John 14:25-27)
1 Jesus, we on the word depend
Spoken by thee while present here,
The Father in my name shall send
The Holy Ghost, the Comforter.

2 THAT PROMISE made to Adam’s race,
Now, Lord, in us, ev’n us fulfil,
And give the Spirit of thy grace,
To teach us all thy perfect will.

3 That heavenly teacher of mankind
That guide infallible impart,
To bring thy sayings to our mind,
And write them on our faithful heart.

4 He only can the words apply
Through which we endless life possess,
And deal to each his legacy,
His Lord’s unutterable peace.

5 That peace of God, that peace of thine
O might he now to us bring in,
And fill our souls with power divine,
And make an end of fear and sin.

6 The length and breadth of love reveal,
The height and depth of deity,
And all the sons of glory seal,
And change, and make us all like thee!
Track Name: Rick Jensen - Spirit I Wish I Knew Your Name
Gm F Eb
Spirit I wish I knew your name
Gm F Eb
Something strong that I could claim
Gm F Eb
Jesus promised and you came
Gm F Eb
Spirit I wish I knew your name
Gm F Eb
Spirit, give me words to pray
Gm F Eb
The weight is heavy, faint the way
Gm F Eb
Barely Breathing, naught to say
Gm F Eb
Spirit give me words to pray
Chorus
Cm
God the Father Sent his Son
F
Then You sealed, the work is done
Bb/D Eb
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Cm
Oh Holy Ghost, what sweet surprise
F
You woo my heart, make me alive
Bb/D Eb
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Gm F Eb
Spirit, how else could I sing
Gm F Eb
Unless you move, to death I cling
Gm F Eb
You turn my heart back to the king
Gm F Eb
Spirit, how else could I sing
Chorus
Gm F Eb
Spirit you blow, breathe and move
Gm F Eb
You mark out steps and lead me through
Gm F Eb
Give me sight, to see it new
Gm F Eb
Spirit you are on the move
Cm
God the Father Sent his Son
F
Then You sealed, the work is done
Bb/D Eb
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Cm
Oh Holy Ghost, what sweet surprise
F
You woo my heart, make me alive
Bb/D Eb
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Cm
So sing in me, make my heart cry,
F
And cling to Jesus Christ on high
Bb/D Eb
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Cm
help me wait, till we get there
F
And fully see the Father's care
Bb/D Eb
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Bb Eb
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Bb Eb
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Track Name: Gina Tuck - Hymn to the Holy Spirit
Helper, Healer
One with the Father and Son
Teacher, Sustainer
Declare to us things to come

Mover, Molder
Pray for us when we can't speak
Comforter, Counselor
Strengthen us when we are weak

Chorus:
Spirit of Him who rose from the dead
Live in me
Spirit of Truth who pierces my heart
Breathe in me
He who hovered over the birth of the waters
Bring forth the birth of my soul
Remind me that He who set me free
Will make me whole

Holy fire
Come upon us when we pray
Renewer, Reviver
Grant us your words to say

With us, in us
Power to rest in your grace
With us, in us
Power to finish this race
Track Name: Luke Morton - Come, Holy Spirit, Come
Come, Holy Spirit, come;
Let thy bright beams arise;
Dispel the darkness from our minds,
And open all our eyes.

Refrain:
O come, Holy Spirit, come
Holy Spirit, come

Cheer our desponding hearts,
Thou heavenly Paraclete;
Give us to lie, with humble hope,
At our Redeemer’s feet.

Convince us of our sin,
Then lead to Jesus’ blood;
And to our wondering view reveal
The secret love of God.

Dwell, therefore, in our hearts;
Our minds from bondage free;
Then shall we know, and praise, and love
The Father, Son, and Thee.
Track Name: Bruce Benedict - Come, Thou Everlasting Spirit
Come, Thou everlasting Spirit
Come, Thou everlasting Spirit,
Bring to every thankful mind
All the Savior’s dying merit,
All His sufferings for mankind!

Chorus
Come, Thou Witness of His dying;
Come, Remembrancer divine!
Let us feel Thy power, applying
Christ to every soul, and mine!

True Recorder of His passion,
Now the living faith impart;
Now reveal His great salvation;
Preach His Gospel to our heart.

Chorus

Let us groan Thine inward groaning;
Look on Him we pierced, and grieve;
All receive the grace atoning,
All the sprinkled blood receive.

Chorus
Track Name: Wendell Kimbrough - Holy Spirit, Come
1. When your people were bound in oppression
And your children were slaves in the land,
When they cried to their Father in anguish,
You came with salvation in hand

2. In The pillar of clouds you led them
Through a wasteland of desert by night.
When your children cried out in their hunger
You opened the sky to give life.

Chorus:
Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit
Will You come and deliver again
Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit,
Will You come and give life again

3. When the prophets of Baal Gathered round him
And Elijah Called to you alone,
You did not leave him helpless to wonder;
You Sent Sire To make yourself known.

4. In The dark of the tomb he was buried
A Savior whose followers fled
But their sin and their doubt could not speak a sound
As Loud as His Triumph over death!

5. Age to age you have answered your people
With awesome displays of your might
Now we call on the same Holy Spirit
Give power to be salt and light

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