Text:The name "Jesus"
Translator:John M. Neale
Arranger:fr. Klein

408. The name "Jesus"

1 Jesus!--the very thought is sweet;
In that dear name all heart-joys meet;
But sweeter than sweet honey far
The glimpses of his presence are.
No word is sung more sweet than this:
No name is heard more full of bliss;
No thought brings sweeter comfort nigh,
Than Jesus, Son of God most high.

2 Jesus, the hope of souls forlorn,
How good to them for sin that mourn!
To them that seek thee, oh, how kind!
But what art thou to them that find?
Jesus, thou sweetness, pure, and blest,
Truth's fountain, light of souls distressed,
Surpassing all that heart requires,
Exceeding all that soul desires!

3 No tongue of mortal can express,
No letters write, its blessedness:
Alone who hath thee in his heart
Knows, love of Jesus, what thou art,
We follow Jesus now, and raise
The voice of prayer, the hymn of praise,
That he at last may make us meet
With him to gain the heavenly seat.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus!--the very thought is sweet
Title: The name "Jesus"
Translator: John M. Neale
Language: English
Publication Date: 1888
Topic: Blessedness; Christ: Character of; Christ: Jesus (2 more...)
Tune Information
Arranger: fr. Klein
Meter: L. M. D.
Key: F Major or modal

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