Pentecost Sunday is a major holy day on the liturgical calendar that hundreds of millions of Christians observe every year.
Pentecost falls 50 days after Easter, and commemorates the events of Acts 2:1–13, when the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles and the early Church with tongues of fire.
Many churches celebrate Pentecost with sanctuary decorations featuring the color red, young people undergoing confirmation, and a broad selection of sacred music to choose from.
Here are seven inspirational hymns that are often used for Pentecost Sunday. They include popular pieces from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.