|Text:||Jesus, the Joy of Loving Hearts|
|Translator:||Ray Palmer (1808-1887)|
|Composer:||Henry Percy Smith (1825-1898)|
1 Jesus, the joy of loving hearts,
true source of life, our lives sustain;
from the best bliss that earth imparts,
we turn unfilled to you again.
2 Your truth unchanged has ever stood;
you rescue those who on you call:
to those yet seeking, you are good;
to those who find you, all in all.
3 We taste of you, the living bread,
and long to feast upon you still.
We drink from you, the fountain-head,
our thirsty souls from you we fill.
4 Our restless spirits long for you,
however may our lot be cast,
glad when your gracious smile we view,
blessed when our faith can hold you fast.
5 Jesus, forever with us stay:
make all our moments calm and bright;
chase the dark night of sin away;
shed through the world your holy light.
|First Line:||Jesus, the joy of loving hearts|
|Title:||Jesus, the Joy of Loving Hearts|
|Latin Title:||Jesu, dulcedo cordium|
|Translator:||Ray Palmer (1808-1887) (alt.)|
|Topic:||Eucharist; Yearning; Bread|
|Source:||Latin, 12th cent.|