Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
An introduction will play then begin your Psalm.
Love divine, all loves excelling, Joy of heaven, to earth
Fix in us Thy humble dwelling, All Thy faithful mercies
Jesus, Thou art all compassion, Pure, unbounded love
Visit us with Thy salvation, Enter every trembling heart.
Breathe, O breathe Thy loving Spirit into every troubled
Let us all in Thee inherit, Let us find the promised
Take away the love of sinning; Alpha and Omega be;
End of faith, as its Beginning, Set our hearts at liberty.
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
Pray and praise Thee without ceasing, Glory in Thy perfect
Finish, then, Thy new creation; Pure and spotless let
Let us see Thy great salvation perfectly restored in
Changed from glory into glory, Till with Thee we take
Till we cast our crowns before Thee, Lost in wonder,
love and praise.
Words by Charles Wesley, 1747, alt.
Music by John Zundel, 1870
Page design by Vivian Rust, via cgi.org