LOVE divine, all love 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.
ALL the glory and beauty of Christ are manifested within, and there He delights to dwell: His visits are frequent, His condescension amazing, His conversations sweet, His comforts refreshing; and the peace that He brings passeth all understanding.
Thomas A Kempis
GOD in our nature, that is, Christ—the root of the new sap or eternal life in man, without which no man could have been righteous, and by the presence of which in our nature every man may be righteous.