57. 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.

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 thru eternity.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus! the very thought of Thee
Title: Jesus! the Very Thought of Thee
Original Language: Latin
Author (attr.): Bernard of Clairvaux, 1091-1153
Translator: Edward Caswall, 1814-1878
Publication Date: 1970
Topic: Guidance and Care; Worship of God
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: John B. Dykes, 1823-1876
Key: G Major

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