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56. Jesus! the Very Thought of Thee

1 Jesus, the very thought of Thee
With sweetness fills my breast;
But sweeter far Thy face to see
And in Thy presence rest.

Chorus:
O Thou the Balsam of the garden,
O Thou the sweet rose of Sharon!
Thou art the Lily of the Valley
How shall I part with Thee?

2 No voice can sing, no heart can frame,
Nor can the mem'ry find
A sweeter sound than Thy Jesus' name,
O Saviour of mankind. [Chorus]

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! [Chorus]

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. [Chorus]

Text Information
First Line: Jesus! the very thought of Thee
Title: Jesus! the Very Thought of Thee
Author (attributed to): Bernard of Clairvaux, 1091-1153
Translator: Edward Caswall, 1814-1878
Publication Date: 1970
Topic: Worship of God
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O Thou the Balsam of the garden
Tune Information
Name: [Jesus! the very thought of Thee]
Key: A♭ Major



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JESUS, THE VERY THOUGHT OF THEE (Celebration 89)
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JESUS, THE VERY THOUGHT OF THEE (United Methodist 175)
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JESUS, THE VERY THOUGHT OF THEE (Baptist 2008 - 173)
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JESUS, THE VERY THOUGHT OF THEE (Hymnal for Worship & Celebration 79)
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