O love divine! no soul has e’er Thy wondrous depths explored; O priceless gift! we fain would have Thy riches on us poured. Let mortals join with all their might, Let earth and heaven both unite To sing thy praise both day and night— The half can ne’er be told.
O love divine, what treasures yet Within thy coffers lie! The gold and silver of the earth Would not thy riches buy. E’en though the sands upon the shore Of every sea should turn to ore Of choicest metal, ’twere no more Than naught compared to thee.
O love divine, in thee our souls Eternal pleasures find, Surpassing all that earth could give, Were all its pow’rs combined. Thy music sweet we love to sing, Our spirits e’er to thee would cling, An off’ring now of praise we bring, In humble sacrifice.
O love divine, ’tis wonderful That mortals here below May share thy grace most excellent, Thy wondrous power know! Around our hearts fore’er entwine, And let thy beauties in us shine, That we may be, O love divine, Completely lost in thee.