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HAIL FESTAL DAY (WHITSUNTIDE)




The sun has now a higher track to keep
Betwixt the eastern and the western deep.

Hail, festal day, of never dying fame,
When first upon the Church the Spirit came



Through clearer air it shouts more searching rays,
And makes short nights between the length’ning days.

Hail, festal day, of never dying fame,
When first upon the Church the Spirit came



For depths of cloudless sky are bared to sight,
The clear stars tell that story of delight.

Hail, festal day, of never dying fame,
When first upon the Church the Spirit came



The merry country offers all her store.
Now spring has brought its yearly wealth once more.

Hail, festal day, of never dying fame,
When first upon the Church the Spirit came



White gleam the hawthorn bushes as we pass,
And green and tall grows up the waving grass.

Hail, festal day, of never dying fame,
When first upon the Church the Spirit came



Day after day fresh flowers like stars arise,
And all the turf breaks into laughing eyes.

Hail, festal day, of never dying fame,
When first upon the Church the Spirit came


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LYRICS
Meter: 10 10 r 10 10
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs:
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1922# 653
      MUSIC
      Name: OCKLEY
      Meter: 10 10 and refrain
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 653C
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