537. O Jesus, King Most Wonderful!

1 O Jesus, king most wonderful!
O Conqueror renowned!
O Source of peace ineffable,
In whom all joys are found:

2 When once you visit darkened hearts,
Then truth begins to shine,
Then earthly vanity departs,
Then kindles love divine.

3 O Jesus, light of all below,
The fount of life and fire,
Surpassing all the joys we know,
All that we can desire:

4 May ev'ry heart confess your name,
Forever you adore,
And, seeking you, itself inflame
To seek you more and more!

5 You may our tongues forever bless;
You may we love alone
And ever in our lives express
The image of your own!

Text Information
First Line: O Jesus, King most wonderful
Title: O Jesus, King Most Wonderful!
Original Language: Latin
Author: Edward Caswall, 1814-1878 (alt.)
Author (attributed to): Bernard of Clairvaux, 1091-1153
Meter: C M
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Topic: Christ the King (Year C); Christ the King; Inner Life (1 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: C M
Key: g minor
Source: J. Leavitt, Christian Lyre, 1831
Copyright: Setting © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship

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