Number: 524
Title: Holy Spirit, Lord of Love
Composer: Harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) As in Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1861
Author: William Dalrymple Maclagen, c. 1873; alt.Jacob Hintze, 1678
Scripture: Acts 2:1-3
Theme: Sacraments and Ordinances

1.  Holy Spirit, Lord of love,
    Who descended from above,
    Gifts of blessing to bestow
    On Your waiting church below,
    Once again in love draw near
    To Your servants gathered here;
    From their bright baptismal day
    You have led them on their way.

2.  When the sacred vow is made,
    When the hands on them are laid,
    Come in this most solemn hour
    With Your strengthening gift of power.
    Give them light Your truth to see;
    Give them life Your own to be,
    Daily power to conquer sin,
    Patient faith the crown to win.