1 Jesus, Thou Joy of loving hearts,
Thou Fount of life, Thou Light of men,
From the best bliss that earth imparts,
We turn unfilled to Thee again.
2 Thy truth unchanged hath ever stood,
Thou savest those that on Thee call;
To them that seek Thee, Thou art good,
To them that find Thee, all in all.
3 We taste Thee, O Thou living Bread,
And long to feast upon Thee still;
We drink of Thee, the Fountain-head,
And thirst our souls from Thee to fill.
4 Our restless spirits yearn for Thee,
Where'er our changeful lot is cast;
Glad, when Thy gracious smile we see,
Blest when our faith can hold Thee fast.
5 O Jesus, ever with us stay,
Make all our moments calm and bright;
Chase the dark night of sin away,
Shed o'er the world Thy holy light.
|First Line:||Jesus, Thou joy of loving hearts|
|Title:||Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts|
|Author (attributed to):||Bernard of Clairvaux, 1091-1153|
|Translator:||Ray Palmer, 1808-1887|
|Topic:||Aspiriaton; Worship of God|