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170. 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 memory find
A sweeter sound than Thy blest name,
O Savior of mankind!

3 O Hope of every 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.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, the very thought of Thee
Title: Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee
Author: Bernard of Clairvaux
Translator: Edward Caswall
Publication Date: 1989
Topic: Adoration
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: [Jesus, the very thought of Thee]
Composer: John B. Dykes
Key: G Major



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