4879. O God of Loveliness

1. O God of loveliness, O Lord of Heaven above,
How worthy to possess my heart’s devoted love.
So sweet Thy countenance, so gracious to behold
That one, one only glance to me were bliss untold.

2. Thou art blest Three in One, yet undivided still,
Thou art the One alone, whose love my heart can fill.
The heav’ns and earth below were fashioned by Thy Word,
How amiable art Thou, my ever dearest Lord.

3. To think Thou art my God—O thought forever blest!
My heart has overflowed with joy within my breast.
My soul so full of bliss, is plunged as in a sea,
Deep in the sweet abyss of holy charity.

4. O Loveliness supreme, and Beauty infinite,
O ever flowing Stream and Ocean of delight,
O Life by which I live, my truest Life above,
To Thee alone I give my undivided love.

Text Information
First Line: O God of loveliness, O Lord of Heaven above
Title: O God of Loveliness
Italian Title: O bello Dio, Signor del Paradiso
Author: Alfonso de' Liguori, 1696-1787
Translator (from Italian): Edmund Vaughan
Source: Hymns and Verses on Spiritual Subjects: Being the Sacred Poetry of S. Alphonso Maria Liguori, Translated from the Italian and Edited by Robert A. Coffin (London: Burns and Lambert, 1863), page 118
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: CRUSADER'S HYMN
Incipit: 22242 25555 45621
Key: C Major
Source: Schles­ische Volks­lied­er (Si­le­si­an Folk Songs), 1842
Copyright: Public Domain



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