Sunday, June 19, 2011

love divine

today in sacrament meeting we sang "in humility, our Savior," a rather standard lds hymn.  and i like it.
but in my stake choir back in college (which was headed by a conductor so passionate that, unlike most stake choirs, we nearly filled the madsen recital hall at byu for our practices) we sang a song that was the same music as "in humility" but the lyrics were ones that he'd found in an old methodist hymnbook.  the song is called "love divine, all loves excelling."  i've always liked that song far more than the lds version and loved singing it in the provo tabernacle (r.i.p.)  we actually sang it twice, since i requested it a few years later.
courtesy of (yes, really), here is the fourth and final verse:

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.

1 comment:

kwistin said...

1. i *really* like that.

2. thanks for the shout-out.

3. i'm singing in church on july 17; perhaps i will sing that.

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