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Hymn: O love divine how sweet thou art (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: O love divine how sweet thou art

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: 8s and 6s


Hymn Number: 268

Page Number: 264, click to see hymnal pages


O LOVE divine, how sweet thou art;

When shall I find my willing heart

All taken up by thee?

I thirst, I faint, I die to prove

The greatness of redeeming love,

The love of Christ to me.

Stronger his love than death or hell,

Its riches are unsearchable;

The first-born sons of light

Desire in vain its depths to see;

They cannot reach the mystery,

The length, the breadth, and highth.

God only knows the love of God;

O that it now were shed abroad

In this poor stony heart!

For love I sigh, for love I pine:

This only portion, Lord, be mine!

Be mine this better part!

O that I could for ever sit

With Mary at the Master's feet!

Be this my happy choice;

My only care, delight, and bliss,

My joy, my heaven on earth be this,

To hear the Bridegrooms voice!

O that I could, with favor'd John

Recline my weary head upon

The dear Redeemer's breast;

From care and sin, and sorrow free,

Give me, O Lord to find in thee

My everlasting rest!