754. Jesus, the Very Thought of You

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1 Jesus, the very thought of you
fills us with sweet delight;
but sweeter far your face to view
and rest within your light.

2 No voice can sing, no heart can frame,
nor can the mind recall
a sweeter sound than your blest name,
O Savior of us all!

3 O Hope of ev'ry contrite soul,
O Joy of all the meek,
how kind you are to those who fall!
How good to those who seek!

4 O Jesus, be our joy today;
help us to prize your love;
grant us at last to hear you say:
"Come, share my home above."

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, the very thought of you
Title: Jesus, the Very Thought of You
Author (attributed to): Bernard of Clairvaux, 1091-1153
Translator: Edward Caswall, 1814-1878
Meter: C M
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Prayer
Tune Information
Composer: John B. Dykes, 1823-1876
Meter: C M
Key: G Major

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