217b. 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,
never more 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.

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
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-88
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: 87.87 D
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Adoration and Praise; Commissioning Service; Compassion (9 more...)
Language: English
Notes: May be sung to BLAENWERN 590
Tune Information
Composer: John Stainer, 1840-1901
Meter: 87.87 D
Key: G Major

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