Author of the Lyrics
The author of the elevating words of the "Love Divine all Love Excelling" lyrics, Charles Wesley (December 18, 1707-March 29, 1788), was born in Epworth, Lincolnshire, England and achieved fame as a leader of the Methodist movement and his prolific hymn writing of over 6000 hymns.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Love Divine all Love Excelling", John Zundel (December 10, 1815-July 1882), was born in Hochdorf (near Stuttgart), Germany and became famous as a music teacher, composer, Church organist and musician.
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Love Divine all Love Excelling
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Charles Wesley (December 18, 1707 to March 29, 1788)
Nationality of Author: English
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: John Zundel (December 10, 1815 to July 1882)
Hymn Category: Wedding Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Love Divine, all loves excelling, Joy of heaven, to earth come down"
First Publication Date: 1747
Love Divine all Love Excelling Lyrics
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.
Come, almighty to deliver,
Let us all thy grace 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!