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515. Holy Spirit, Source of Love

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1 Holy Spirit, source of love,
who, to us, came from above,
gifts of blessing to bestow
on your waiting church below:
once again in love draw near
to your servants gathered here.

2 Give them light your truth to see,
strength to serve you joyfully,
daily power to conquer sin,
patient faith the crown to win;
shield them from temptation's breath,
keep them faithful unto death.

3 When the sacred vow is made,
when the hands are on them laid,
come in this most solemn hour
with your sevenfold gifts of power;
come, O blessed Spirit, come,
make each eager heart your home.

Text Information
First Line: Holy Spirit, source of love
Title: Holy Spirit, Source of Love
Author: William Dalrymple Maclagan (1875)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 7 7 7 7 7 7
Topic: The Church at Worship: Profession of Faith, Ordination, Commissioning, Installation; Christian Year: Pentecost; Commissioning (11 more...)
Language: English
Notes: Alt tune: DIX
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Thomas Smart (1867)
Meter: 7 7 7 7 7 7
Key: D Major

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