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71. Jesus, the Joy of Loving Hearts

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.

Text Information
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.)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1998
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Eucharist; Yearning; Bread
Source: Latin, 12th cent.
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Alfred Leslie Rose, SSJE (1890-1970)
Meter: LM
Key: D Major
Source: Sarum plainsong, Mode I
Copyright: Harm. © The Society of St. John the Evangelist

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