|Text:||Love divine, all loves excelling|
|Author:||Charles Wesley, 1707-1788|
|Composer:||John Stainer, 1840-1910|
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.
|First Line:||Love divine, all loves excelling|
|Title:||Love divine, all loves excelling|
|Author:||Charles Wesley, 1707-1788 (alt.)|
|Topic:||Advent; Christian unity; Grace and Providence(8 more...)|