542. 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 Saviour 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 through eternity.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, the very thought of thee
Translator: Edward Caswall (1849)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: C. M.
Scripture: Ephesians 3:19
Topic: Christ: Love and Grace of; Christ: Name of; Christian Life: Love for Christ (2 more...)
Source: Anon., Latin, 11th century
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. AGNES
Composer: John B. Dykes (1866)
Meter: C. M.
Key: G Major or modal



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