460a. Love Divine, all loves excelling

1 Love Divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of heav'n, 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 ev'ry trembling heart.

2 Breathe, O breathe thy loving Spirit
Onto ev'ry troubled breast;
Let us all in thee inherit,
Let us find the promised rest:
Take away the love of sinning;
Alpha and Omega be;
End of faith, as its Beginning,
Set our hearts at liberty.

3 Come, Almighty to deliver,
Let us all thy life receive;
Suddenly return, and never,
Nevermore thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
Serve thee as thy hosts above,
Pray, and praise thee, without ceasing,
Glory in thy perfect love.

4 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 heav'n we take our place,
Till we cast our crowns before thee,
Lost in wonder, love, and praise.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Love Divine, all loves excelling
Author: Charles Wesley (1747)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 8. 7. 8. 7. D.
Scripture: John 14:21; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 1 John 4:16
Topic: Christ: Abidng with Believers; Christ: Love and Grace of; Christian Life: Sanctification (3 more...)
Language: English
Notes: St. 2, lines 4, 5, alt.
Tune Information
Name: LOVE DIVINE (LE JEUNE)
Composer: George F. LeJeune (1887)
Meter: 8. 7. 8. 7. D.
Key: F Major or modal



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