217a. Love divine, all loves excelling

1 Love divine, all loves excelling,
joy of heaven, to earth come down;
fix in us your humble dwelling,
all your faithful mercies crown.

2 Jesus, you are all compassion,
boundless love that makes us whole:
visit us with your salvation,
enter every trembling heart.

3 Come, almighty to deliver,
let us all your grace receive;
suddenly return, and never,
never more your temples leave.

4 You we would be always blessing,
serve you as your hosts above,
pray, and praise you without ceasing,
glory in your perfect love.

5 Finish then your new creation;
pure and sinless let us be;
let us see your great salvation,
perfect in eternity:

6 Changed from glory into glory,
till in heaven we take our place,
there to cast our crowns before you,
lost in wonder, love and praise!

Text Information
First Line: Love divine, all loves excelling
Author: C. Wesley (1707-1788)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1987
Topic: Advent 3: The Forerunner; Advent 4: The Annunciation; God, Saviour: Praised and Worshipped (5 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: W. P. Rowlands (1860-1937)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Key: G Major
Notes: Alternative tune: LOVE DIVINE (217b)

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