350. Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

1 Jesus, the very tho't of Thee
With sweetness fills the breast;
But sweeter far Thy face to see,
And in Thy presence rest.

2 Nor voice can sing, nor heart can frame,
Nor can the mem'ry find
A sweeter sound than Thy blest name,
O Savior of mankind!

3 O Hope of ev'ry contrite heart,
O Joy of all the meek!
To those who fall, how kind Thou art,
How good to those who seek!

4 But what to those who find? Ah, this
Nor tongue nor pen can show;
The love of Jesus, what it is,
None but His loved ones know.

5 Jesus, our only Joy be Thou,
As Thou our Prize wilt be!
Jesus, be Thou our Glory now
And through eternity!


Text Information
First Line: Jesus, the very tho't of Thee
Title: Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee
Latin Title: Iesu dulcis memoria
Translator: Edward Caswall (1849, alt.)
Author: Unknown, 12th century (cento)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Redeemer
Tune Information
Composer: Herman A. Polack (1910)
Meter: C.M.
Key: E♭ Major

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