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444. Come Down, O Love Divine

1 Come down, O Love divine,
seek thou this soul of mine,
and visit it with thine own ardor glowing;
O Comforter, draw near,
within my heart appear,
and kindle it, thy holy flame bestowing.

2 O let it freely burn,
till earthly passions turn
to dust and ashes in its heat consuming;
and let thy glorious light
shine ever on my sight,
and clothe me round, the while my path illuming.

3 And so the yearning strong
with which the soul will long,
shall far outpass the power of human telling;
for none can guess its grace,
till he become the place
wherein the Holy Spirit makes his dwelling.

Text Information
First Line: Come down, O Love divine
Title: Come Down, O Love Divine
Translator: R. F. Littledale (1867)
Author: Bianco of Siena
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 66.11 D
Topic: Faith and Aspiration
Source: Discendi amor santo
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: DOWN AMPNEY
Composer: R. Vaughan Williams (1906)
Meter: 66.11 D
Key: D Major



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