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Come Down O Love Divine

Come Down O Love Divine Lyrics and Music

The inspirational words and lyrics of the glorious hymn begin with "Come down, O love divine, seek Thou this soul of mine, And visit it with Thine own ardor glowing" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Come Down O Love Divine" hymn were written by its Italian author Bianco of Siena. The author of the hymn, Bianco of Siena, was born on circa 1350 and died on 1399. The soaring music that accompanies the "Come Down O Love Divine" song of praise was composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams The composer of the music to the "Come Down O Love Divine" hymn, Ralph Vaughan Williams, was born on October 12, 1872 and died on August 26, 1958. We have placed "Come Down O Love Divine" in the category of Favorite Songs. Enjoy the beautiful lyrics of this popular Christian song and traditional church hymn.

Come Down O Love Divine Hymn
Title: Come Down O Love Divine *** Name of Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Bianco of Siena *** Hymns Category: Favorite Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the lovely words of the "Come Down O Love Divine" lyrics, Bianco of Siena (circa 1350-1399), was born in Venice, Italy and achieved fame as a Hymn writer and Italian mystic poet.

Come Down O Love Divine Lyrics

Come down, O love divine, seek Thou this soul of mine,
And visit it with Thine own ardor glowing.
O Comforter, draw near, within my heart appear,
And kindle it, Thy holy flame bestowing.

O let it freely burn, til earthly passions turn
To dust and ashes in its heat consuming;
And let Thy glorious light shine ever on my sight,
And clothe me round, the while my path illuming.

Let holy charity mine outward vesture be,
And lowliness become mine inner clothing;
True lowliness of heart, which takes the humbler part,
And o'er its own shortcomings weeps with loathing.

And so the yearning strong, with which the soul will long,
Shall far outpass the power of human telling;
For none can guess its grace, till he become the place
Wherein the Holy Spirit makes His dwelling.

Come down, O love divine, seek Thou this soul of mine,
And visit it with Thine own ardor glowing.
O Comforter, draw near, within my heart appear,
And kindle it, Thy holy flame bestowing.

O let it freely burn, til earthly passions turn
To dust and ashes in its heat consuming;
And let Thy glorious light shine ever on my sight,
And clothe me round, the while my path illuming.

Let holy charity mine outward vesture be,
And lowliness become mine inner clothing;
True lowliness of heart, which takes the humbler part,
And o'er its own shortcomings weeps with loathing.

And so the yearning strong, with which the soul will long,
Shall far outpass the power of human telling;
For none can guess its grace, till he become the place
Wherein the Holy Spirit makes His dwelling.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Come Down O Love Divine", Ralph Vaughan Williams (October 12, 1872-August 26, 1958), was born in Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, England and became famous as a musician and composer of popular, secular and religious music .

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Come Down O Love Divine
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Bianco of Siena (circa 1350 to 1399)
Nationality of Author: Italian

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: Richard F. Littledale (18331890) translated the hymn from Italian to English

Name of Composer of Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams (October 12, 1872 to August 26, 1958)
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Come down, O love divine, seek Thou this soul of mine, And visit it with Thine own ardor glowing"
First Publication Date: 1851

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