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Hymn: Love Divine all loves excelling (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Love Divine all loves excelling

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: C Wesley


Meter: 8s and 7s


Hymn Number: 115

Page Number: 153, click to see hymnal pages


LOVE divine, all loves excelling,

Joy of heaven, to earth come down;

Fix us in 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.

Breathe, O breathe thy loving Spirit

Into every troubled breast!

Let us all in thee inherit,

Let us find that second rest.

Take away our bent to 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,

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.

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!