Songs for the Celebration of Pentecost

Here are the songs that I suggested in my column for the celebration of Pentecost. You are free to download the songs and the lyrics are included. Just click on the song title to download the song.

A Shoot from Jesse

(Isaiah 11:1-10)

A shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse
And from his roots a bud shall blossom
The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him
A spirit of wisdom and understanding
A spirit of counsel and of strength
A spirit of knowledge and of fear of the Lord
His delight shall be in the fear of the Lord

No, not by appearance shall this one judge
Nor by hearsay shall he decide
But he shall judge the poor with justice
Decide aright for the land’s afflicted
And he shall strike the ruthless
With the rod of his mouth and the breath of his lips
Oh justice is the band round his waist
And faithfulness a belt on his hips.

And then the wolf shall be a guest
Of the lamb, and the leopard shall lie with the kid
The calf and the lion shall browse together
With a little child to guide them on
The child shall play by the cobra’s den
There shall be no ruin on my holy mountain
For the earth shall be filled with knowledge of the Lord
Yes, the earth shall be filled with knowledge of the Lord

Copyright 2002 Susan W. Bailey

Come, Holy Spirit

(based on reading #521 of To the Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons, compiled by Don Stefano Gobbi)

Come, Holy Spirit
Come fill our hearts
And kindle in us the fire of Your everlasting love
Oh breathe on us, dear Lord
Come breathe on us (now)

Oh, Holy Spirit
Soften our hardened hearts
Help us this day to recall
The love of our Savior
Oh precious Jesus
Suffering servant of all
Taking upon Him the wounds
Inflicted by all our sins

Come Holy Spirit
Rain down your fire from heaven
Purify every heart
And show us our poverty
Shower your rain on us
Filling each thirsty heart
That we may go forth refreshed and renewed
Singing praise to God

Come Holy Spirit
Fill us with praise
That we may proclaim the greatness of the saving heart of God
Sing praises to His Name
Sing praise to Him (His Name)

©1999 Susan W. Bailey