Pentecost Had Come
ARGENTINA 220.127.116.11 refrain “Canto de Esperanza/Song of Hope” (PH # 432)
Pentecost had come and in that time of grace,
Jesus’ friends were gathered in a meeting place.
Suddenly the Spirit came in wind and flame,
Sending men and women out in Jesus’ name.
Spirit, come upon us, too!
Give us gifts to share for you.
We live in a world in need;
Send us where you daily lead!
All around the city joy was in the air;
People gathered in the streets from everywhere.
Soon they heard some preaching and the news was good!
There, in every language, they all understood.
Spirit, move through every land
Till all know and understand:
Jesus died and rose– it’s true!
Now we have new life in you.
Peter told the crowd to turn and be baptized;
Thousands heard the words he spoke and changed their lives.
Daily they sold what they owned to help the poor;
Day by day the church was growing more and more.
Spirit, change the way we live.
Teach us how to gladly give
Guide us, as we seek to be
Faithful in our ministry.
Tune: Argentine folk melody
Text: Copyright © 2010 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.