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196. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

1 Love divine, all loves excelling,
joy of heaven, to earth come down;
fix in us thy humble dwelling,
all thy faithful mercies crown.
Jesus, thou art all compassion,
pure, unbounded love thou art;
visit us with thy salvation,
enter every trembling heart.

2 Come, Almighty to deliver,
let us all thy life receive;
suddenly return, and never,
nevermore thy temples leave.
Thee we would always blessing,
serve thee with thy hosts above,
pray and praise thee without ceasing,
glory in thy perfect love.

3 Finish, then, thy new creation;
pure and spotless let us be;
let us see thy great salvation
perfectly restored in thee:
changed from glory into glory,
till in heaven we take our place,
till we cast our crowns before thee,
lost in wonder, love, and praise.

Text Information
First Line: Love divine, all loves excelling
Title: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: 8.7.8.7.D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: The Going Forth: Recessional Hymns
Tune Information
Name: HYFRYDOL
Composer: Rowland H. Prichard
Meter: 8.7.8.7.D.
Key: F Major



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