9. Come Down, O Love Divine

1 Come down, O Love divine,
Seek Thou this soul of mine,
And visit it with Thine own ardor glowing;
O Comforter, draw near,
Within my heart appear,
And kindle it, Thy holy flame bestowing.

2 O let it freely burn,
Till earthly passions turn
To dust and ashes in its heat consuming;
And let Thy glorious light
Shine ever on my sight,
And clothe me round, the while my path illuming.

Text Information
First Line: Come down, O Love divine
Title: Come Down, O Love Divine
Italian Title: Discendi, Amor santo
Author: Bianco of Siena, d. 1434
Translator: R. F. Littledale, 1833-90 (alt.)
Meter: 6 6 11 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Invocation
Tune Information
Composer: R. Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Meter: 6 6 11 D
Key: D Major

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