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O Love divine, my spirit sighs

O Love divine, my spirit sighs

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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O Love divine, my spirit sighs
To dwell with Thee and share Thy love;
But Thou art far beyond the skies,
And with the Father dwell'st above.

My lovelorn soul would break the ties
That bind to earth, and earthly things,
And as the eagle upward flies,
Would mount to Thee on soaring wings.

O Love divine, wilt Thou come down,
And make Thy dwelling place with me?
My empty heart would be Thy home,
And all my life would cling to Thee.

Thou knowest the path that leads to earth,
For Thou didst sojourn once with men;
Thou didst not scorn the lowly birth,
Nor yet our humble dwelling then.

'Twas love that brought Thee then, and now
Thy love retains its fervent glow;
O Lord, Thy heavens in mercy bow,
And seek my longing soul below.

Come Thou, O Gracious Love divine,
With all Thy heavenly ardour come,
And fill this lovelorn heart of mine,
And make it Thy abiding home.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Love divine, my spirit sighs
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English