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360. O Jesus, King Most Wonderful

1 O Jesus, King most wonderful,
thou Conqueror renowned,
thou sweetness most ineffable,
in whom all joys are found,

2 when once thou visitest the heart,
then truth begins to shine,
then earthly vanities depart,
then kindles love divine.

3 May ev'ry heart confess thy name,
and ever thee adore,
and, seeking thee, itself inflame
to seek thee more and more.

4 Thee may our tongues forever bless,
thee may we love alone,
and ever in our lives express
the image of thine own.

Text Information
First Line: O Jesus, King most wonderful
Title: O Jesus, King Most Wonderful
Translator: E. Caswall (1849)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: CM
Source: Jesu, rex admirabile, medieval Latin lyric
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: CM
Key: G Major
Copyright: Arr. Erik Routley (1976) harmonization copyright © 1976 by Hinshaw Music, Inc.

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