To help get us into the spirit of Holy Week, Director of Music Donald Hunt recorded some hymns that we'll release over the next few days. Use the words to sing along at home! Here is the hymn for Maundy Thursday, Love Divine, All Loves Excelling, number 486 in Common Praise.
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,
nevermore thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
serve thee as thy host 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.
Recorded in March 2020
Organ: Donald Hunt
Producer: Ian Alexander