Love, divine, all love excelling,
joy of heaven, on earth be found,
Fix in us a humble dwelling,
all your faithful mercies crown;
Jesus, you are all compassion;
pure, unbounded love impart,
Visit us with your salvation, enter every trembling heart.
Breath, o breathe your loving Spirit
into every troubled breast;
Let us all in you inherit,
let us find your promised rest;
Take away our 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 your life receive;
Suddenly return and never,
never more your temples leave.
You we would always be blessing,
serve Thee as Thy hosts above,
Pray and praise for your unfailing, wounded arms outstretch above.
Finish them, your new creation;
pure and spotless may we be;
Let us see your great salvation
perfectly restored in you.
Changed from glory into glory,
till in Heav’n we take our place,
Till we cast our crowns before Thee, lost in wonder, love, praise.