440. Love Divine, All Love Excelling

1 Love divine, all love excelling,
Joy of heav'n, to earth come down!
Fix in us Thy humble dwelling;
All Thy faithful mercies crown.
Jesus, Thou art all compassion,
Pure, unbounded love Thou art;
Visit us with Thy salvation;
Enter ev'ry trembling heart.

2 Breathe, O breathe Thy loving Spirit
Into ev'ry troubled breast!
Let us all in Thee inherit,
Let us find that second rest.
Take away our bent to sinning;
Alpha and Omega be;
End of faith, as its beginning,
Set our hearts at liberty.

3 Come, Almighty to deliver,
Let us all Thy life receive;
Suddenly return, and never,
Nevermore Thy temples leave:
Thee we would be always blessing,
Serve Thee as Thy hosts above,
Pray, and praise Thee without ceasing,
Glory in Thy perfect love.

4 Finish then Thy new creation;
Pure and spotless let us be;
Let us see Thy great salvation,
Perfectly restored in Thee:
Changed from glory into glory,
Till in heav'n we take our place,
Till we cast our crowns before Thee,
lost in wonder, love, and praise.

Text Information
First Line: Love divine, all love excelling
Title: Love Divine, All Love Excelling
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2001
Scripture:
Topic: Confession and repentance; God: His Faithfulness; God: Love and Mercy (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: BEECHER
Composer: John Zundel, 1815-1882
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Key: B♭ Major



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