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Jesu, Thou joy of loving hearts!

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Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts,
thou fount of life, thou light of all,
from the best bliss that earth imparts
we turn, unfilled, to heed thy call.
We taste thee, O thou living bread,
and long to feast upon thee still;
we drink of thee, the fountainhead,
and thirst our souls from thee to fill.
Thy truth unchanged hath ever stood;
thou savest those that on thee call;
to them that seek thee thou art good,
to them that find thee, all in all.
Our restless spirits yearn for thee,
where’er our changeful lot is cast,
glad when thy gracious smile we see,
blest when our faith can hold thee fast.
O Jesus, ever with us stay;
make all our moments calm and bright.
O chase the night of sin away;
shed o’er the world thy holy light.

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First Line:
Jesu, Thou joy of loving hearts!
Title:
Jesu, Thou joy of loving hearts!
Latin Title:
Jesu, dolcedo cordium
Author:
Bernard of Clairvaux (~1160)
Translator:
Ray Palmer (1858)
Meter:
8.8.8.8
Source:
Latin, 11th cent.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Public Domain

Tune Information

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Title:
QUEBEC (Baker)
Composer:
Henry Baker (1854)
Meter:
8.8.8.8
Copyright:
Public Domain