554. 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 Oh, may our tongues forever bless,
May we love You 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 (attributed to): Bernard of Clairvaux, 1091-1153
Translator: Edward Caswall, 1814-78 (alt. )
Meter: C M
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Redeemer
Tune Information
Composer: John B. Dykes, 1823-76
Meter: C M
Key: G Major

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