21/03/2007

Hymn Love To God


This hymn of praise addresses first angels, then the spirits of just men made perfect, then the saints now on earth adn finally my own soul.

591 Universal Love to God CM

ANGELS of God to whom belong
To execute his word;
With ardour pure, affection strong,
Oh love your glorious Lord.

2 Ye happy spirits round the throne,
Who sojourned once in clay,
Like angels now complete in bliss,
Oh love as well as they.

3 Love him ye saints who dwell on earth,
And who his goodness know;
From him you had your heavenly birth,
To him each gift you owe.

4 Your outward wants he will supply,
Your inward foes control;
Let every creature love the Lord,
And love him, Oh my soul.

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