225. O Jesus! King most wonderful

1 O Jesus! King most wonderful,
Thou Conqueror renowned;
Thou Sweetness most ineffable,
In whom all joys are found!

2 When once Thou visited the heart,
Then truth begins to shine:
Then earthly vanities depart,
Then kindles love divine.

3 O Jesus, Light of all below!
Thou Fount of life and fire!
Surpassing all the joys we know,
All that we can desire,--

4 May every heart confess Thy Name,
And ever Thee adore;
And, seeking Thee, itself inflame
To seek Thee ore and more.

5 Thee may our tongues forever bless;
Thee may we love alone;
And ever in our lives express
The image of Thine own.

Text Information
First Line: O Jesus! King most wonderful
Latin Title: Jesu Rex admirabilis
Translator: Edward Caswall (1848)
Author: Bernard of Clairvaux (1153)
Meter: C. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Communion with Christ; Advent, Third Sunday; Advent, Fourth Sunday (5 more...)
Notes: Alternate tune: #42 or #56
Tune Information
Meter: C. M.
Key: F Major
Notes: Source from index: Alison's Psalter, 1599

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