Advent Hymnals

142. LOVE DIVINE

Church Hymnal 1941,


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.
Breathe, O breathe Thy loving Spirit 
Into every troubled breast! 
Let us all in thee inherit, 
Let us find the promised rest; 
Take away our bent to 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 grace 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 heaven we take our place, 
Till we cast our crowns before Thee, 
Lost in wonder, love, and praise.


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Title Love Divine
Key B♭ Major
Titles undefined
First Line Love divine, all loves excelling
Author Charles Wesley
Year 1941
Composer John Zundel
Hymnal -
Tune BEECHER
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Jesus Christ: His Love and Sympathy
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