Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

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Jesus, the very thought of thee
with sweetness fills my breast.
But sweeter far thy face to see,
and in thy presence rest.
Nor voice can sing, nor heart can frame,
nor can the mind recall
a sweeter sound than thy blest name,
O Savior of us all.
O hope of every contrite heart,
O joy of all the meek,
to those who fall, how kind thou art!
How good to those who seek!
But what to those who find? Ah, this
nor tongue nor pen can show.
The love of Jesus, what it is
none but his loved ones know.
Jesus, our only joy be thou,
as thou our prize wilt be;
Jesus, be thou our glory now,
and through eternity.

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First Line:
Jesus! the very thought of thee
Title:
Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee
Latin Title:
Jesu dulcis memoria
Author (attributed to):
Bernard of Clairvaux
Translator:
Edward Caswall
Meter:
8.6.8.6
Source:
Latin, 12th century
Language:
English
Copyright:
Public Domain
Liturgical Use:
Communion Songs

Tune Information View on Hymnary

Title:
ST. AGNES (Dykes)
Composer:
John Bacchus Dykes (1866)
Meter:
8.6.8.6
Copyright:
Public Domain