622. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

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.
Lord, we would be always blessing,
Serve you as your hosts above,
Pray, and praise you without ceasing,
Glory in your precious 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.

Text Information
First Line: Love divine, all loves excelling
Title: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
Publication Date: 1994
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Scripture: Matthew 14:14; Luke 24:51-53; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 5:27; 1 John 4:7-17
Topic: Seasons and Feasts: Advent; Rites of the Church: Marriage; Second Coming
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Rowland H. Prichard, 1811-1887
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Key: F Major

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