C. Wesley

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 longing heart.


Come, Almighty, to deliver;

Let us all Thy grace receive;

Suddenly return, and never,

Nevermore Thy temples leave.

Thee would we 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 may we be;

Let us see our whole salvation

Perfectly secured by 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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