428a. Love divine, all loves excelling

1 Love divine, all loves excelling,
joy of heav'n, to earth come down,
fix in us thy humble dwelling,
all thy faithful mercies crown.

2 Jesu, thou art all compassion,
pure unbounded love thou art;
visit us with thy salvation,
enter ev'ry trembling heart.

3 Breathe, O breathe thy loving Spirit
into ev'ry troubled breast;
let us all in thee inherit,
let us find thy promised rest.

4 Take away our love of sinning.
Alpha and Omega be;
end of faith, as its beginning,
set our hearts at liberty.

5 Come, almighty to deliver,
let us all thy grace receive;
suddenly return, and never,
nevermore thy temples leave.

6 Thee we would be always blessing,
serve thee as thy hosts above;
pray, and praise thee, without ceasing,
glory in thy perfect love.

7 Finish then thy new creation,
pure and spotless let us be;
let us see thy great salvation
perfectly restored in thee.

8 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 loves excelling
Title: Love divine, all loves excelling
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788 (alt.)
Meter: 87 87
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Advent; Christian unity; Grace and Providence (8 more...)
Tune Information
Name: LOVE DIVINE
Composer: John Stainer, 1840-1910
Meter: 87 87
Key: G Major



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