330. Come Down, O Love Divine

1 Come down, O love divine,
seek out this soul of mine
and visit it with your own ardor glowing:
O Comforter, draw near,
within my heart appear,
and kindle it, your holy flame bestowing.

2 O let it freely burn,
till earthly passions turn
to dust and ashes in its heat consuming:
and let your 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 surpass the power of human telling:
for none can guess God's grace,
till love creates a place,
wherein the Holy Spirit makes a dwelling.

Text Information
First Line: Come down, O Love divine
Title: Come Down, O Love Divine
Translator: Richard Frederick Littledale, 1833-1890 (alt.)
Author: Bianco da Siena, d. 1434
Meter: 6.6.11.D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2003
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Meter: 6.6.11.D.
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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