Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788 Hymnal: Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #494 (2012) Meter: 22.214.171.124 D Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:12 Lyrics: 1 Love divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of heav'n, to earth come down!
Fix in us your humble dwelling,
All your faithful mercies crown.
Jesus, source of all compassion,
Love unbounded, love all pure;
Visit us with your salvation,
Let your love in us endure.
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.
3 Finish then your new creation,
Pure and spotless, gracious Lord.
Let us see your great salvation
Perfectly in you restored.
Changed from glory into glory,
Till in heav'n we take our place,
Till we sing before the Almighty,
Lost in wonder, love, and praise. Topics: Advent Season; Marriage Sacraments; Funeral Sacraments; Compassion; Grace; Heaven; Jesus Christ; Joy; Love of God for Us; Mercy, Forgiveness; New Creation; Petition, Prayer; Reconciliation, Atonement, Forgiveness; Salvation; Second Coming Languages: English Tune Title: HYFRYDOL
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling