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484. O Jesus, Highest Treasure

1 O Jesus, highest treasure,
in your communion blessed
I find unfailing pleasure,
true happiness and rest;
myself a willing off'ring
I give to you alone,
because by death and suff'ring
you did for me atone.

2 O Joy, all joys excelling,
the Bread of Life, the Way,
you came to make your dwelling
in sinful hearts to stay.
My spirit’s hungry craving
you can forever still;
from deepest anguish saving,
with bliss my cup can fill.

3 O let my eyes be lightened
by sight of your dear face;
my life below be brightened
by tasting of your grace;
without you, mighty Savior,
to live is naught but pain;
to have your love and favor
is happiness and gain.

4 Earth’s glory to inherit
is not what I desire;
to heav'n aspires my spirit,
to glow with nobler fire;
where Christ himself appearing
in brightest majesty,
for me a place preparing,
there, there I long to be.

Text Information
First Line: O Jesus, highest treasure
Title: O Jesus, Highest Treasure
Author: Salomo Liscovius (1672)
Alterer: Frederick William Foster (1789, alt.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Son and Redeemer; Christ; Christ--Atonement (2 more...)
Source: Moravian tr. (1754)
Tune Information
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Neuvermehrtes Gesangbuch, Meiningen (1693), alt.

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