~ Love Divine ~

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 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.

Words by Charles Wesley (1707-88)



  1. That's a black house! [taig dubh] Realtors are doing them up now, painting them white & selling them for a fortune! Sorry I'm sidetracking but things Gaelic are rather my thing. ☺ Oh, & I love *black houses* though I wouldn't have wanted to live in one. They were called black for a reason.

  2. Ganeida - the black houses would have been horrible to live in, dark, smoky and cold. But living in one was better than having no house at all when they were destroyed. This one is in Ireland. If only the walks could talk.


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