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334. 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 out-pass the power of human telling;
For none can guess its grace,
Till he become the place
Wherein the Holy Spirit makes his dwelling.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Come down, O Love divine
Title: Come Down, O Love Divine
Original Language: Italian
Author: Bianco da Siena
Translator: Richard F. Littledale (1867, alt. 1972)
Meter: 6.6.11.D.
Publication Date: 1972
Scripture:
Topic: Sacraments: Baptism; Acts of the Church: Confirmation; Acts of the Church: Ordination (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: DOWN AMPNEY
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1906)
Meter: 6.6.11.D.
Key: D Major
Copyright: Music from The English Hymnal; used by permission of Oxford University Press.



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