408a. Love Divine, all loves excelling

1 Love Divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of heaven, to earth come down,
Fix in us thy humble dwelling,
All thy faithful mercies crown.
Jesus, thou art all compassion,
Pure unbounded love thou art;
Visit us with thy salvation,
Enter every trembling heart.

2 Come, almighty to deliver,
Let us all thy life receive;
Suddenly return, and never,
Never more thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
Serve thee as thy hosts above,
Pray, and praise thee, without ceasing,
Glory in thy perfect love.

3 Finish, then thy new creation,
Pure and spotless let us be;
Let us see thy great salvation,
Perfectly restored in thee,
Changed from glory into glory,
Till in heaven 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
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-88
Meter: 87 87 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: Advent; Marriage
Tune Information
Name: BLAENWERN
Composer: William Rowlands, 1860-1937
Meter: 87 87 D
Key: G Major



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