Author: Ernst Gottlieb Woltersdorf (1725-1761) Composer: Johann Rosenmüller, 1655 (1619-1684)
1. Spirit of true love and strength, Spirit of great splendor, Do Thou now and evermore To us blessings render. Sinners, Lord, unworthy are, Of Thy great compassion. He who seeks Thee earnestly Shall obtain remission.
2. Now, O Lord, our hearts inflame, Grant us all Thy blessing! And Thy presence here proclaim, Us in love embracing! Speech and silence, pray’er and plea, E’en the soul’s reflection, We submit, O Lord, to Thee And Thy wise direction!
3. Holy Lamb, Thy precious blood Brings to all salvation; In this pure and cleansing flood Have we found redemption. When Thy flock was gathered there In true supplication, In Thy strength Thou didst appear To Thy congregation.
Special thanks to the Apostolic Christians who diligently labored to keep their rich musical heritage alive when most other denominations forsook it in the challenging battle of changing cultures. Thanks be to those souls who labored to write and compose this treasure of praise, many now only known to GOD!