509a. 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.
Jesus, You are all compassion,
boundless love that makes us whole;
Visit us with Your salvation,
enter every trembling soul.

2 Come, almighty to deliver,
let us all Your life receive:
suddenly return, and never,
nevermore Your temples leave:
You we would be always blessing,
serve You as Your hosts above,
pray and praise You without ceasing,
glory in Your perfect love.

Text Information
First Line: Love divine, all loves excelling
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788 (alt.)
Meter: 87 87 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2004
Tune Information
Composer: William Penfro Rowlands, 1860-1937
Meter: 87 87 D
Key: G Major
Copyright: © G. A. Gabe, Swansea
Notes: Now Public Domain

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