Friday, October 5, 2007

"Love Divine, All Loves Excelling"



Love divine, all loves excelling, Joy of Heav'n, 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 ev'ry trembling heart.



Breathe, O breathe Thy loving Spirit Into ev'ry troubled breast! Let us all in Thee inherit, Let us find that promised 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, Nevermore 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 heav'n we take our place, Till we cast our crowns before Thee, Lost in wonder, love and praise!

Words: Charles Wesley (1747)
Music: John Zundel (1870)

Listen to the music at Cyber Hymnal.

Images courtesy of All Posters

13 comments:

Mimi said...

Cathy I love your hymn today... you outdid your self!!!

Candy said...

HI Cathy :)
I love these pictures. The last one is my favorite.

Candy :)

Cathy said...

Thank you, Mimi, It did take me a very long time to find the pictures. :o)

Thank you, Candy, I agree it is a beautiful picture. :o)

Maxine said...

Ah, Charles Wesley, the great hymnwriter! Did God ever bless His church with this gifted man! Listen to the wonderful portrait of Jesus that is painted with these beautiful words!
Thanks for sharing this, Cathy.

Cathy said...

You are welcome, Maxine. Amen! Thanks for adding your comments about Charles Wesley. :-)

Saija said...

comforting ... thank you!

Cathy said...

You're welcome, Saija. I'm glad it ministered to you. :) I'm also happy your monitor is fixed.

La Tea Dah said...

A beautiful, beautiful post. Thank you! You've blessed me today.

LaTeaDah

Cathy said...

Thank you, LaTeaDah. You're welcome, and I'm glad you were blessed. :)

Patty said...

Such a pretty blog, found you by way of LaTeaDah and am sure glad I stopped by

Cathy said...

Thank you, Patty, and I'm happy to have you visiting. :o)

Betty said...

Beautiful song and pictures....very up lifting....

Thanks for visiting with me..Betty

Cathy said...

I'm glad you liked it, Betty. I visit you very frequently- you're on my favorites list. :o)