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224. Jesus! the very thought of Thee

1 Jesus! the very thought of Thee
With sweetness fills the breast;
But sweeter far Thy face to see,
And in Thy presence rest.

2 Nor voice can sing, nor heart can frame,
Nor can the memory find
A sweeter sound than Thy blest Name,
O Saviour of mankind!

3 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!

4 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.

5 Jesus, our only Joy be Thou!
As Thou our Prize wilt be;
Jesus, be Thou our Glory now,
And through eternity!

Text Information
First Line: Jesus! the very thought of Thee
Latin Title: Jesu dulcis Memoria
Author: Bernard of Clairvaux (1153)
Translator: Edward Caswall (1848)
Meter: C. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Communion with Christ; Advent, Third Sunday; Circumcision (8 more...)
Notes: Alternate tune: #204, #221 or #417
Tune Information
Name: REDHEAD, 66
Meter: C. M.
Key: D Major
Notes: Composer from index: R. Redhead, 1853



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