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549a. Jesus, thou Joy of loving hearts

1 Jesus, thou Joy of loving hearts,
Thou Fount of life, thou Light of men,
From the best bliss that earth imparts
We turn unfilled to thee again.

2 Thy truth unchanged hath ever stood;
Thou savest those that on thee call;
To them that seek thee thou art good,
To them that find thee All in all.

3 We taste thee, O thou living Bread,
And long to feast upon thee still;
We drink of thee, the Fountain-head,
And thirst our souls from thee to fill.

4 Our restless spirits yearn for thee,
Where'er our changeful lot is cast;
Glad when thy gracious smile we see,
Blest when our faith can hold thee fast.

5 O Jesus, ever with us stay,
Make all our moments calm and bright;
Chase the dark night of sin away,
Shed o'er the world thy holy light.


Text Information
First Line: Jesus, thou Joy of loving hearts
Author (attributed to): Bernard of Clairvaux
Translator and Arranger: Ray Palmer (1858)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: L. M.
Scripture: ;
Topic: Bread of Life; Christ: The Light; Christian Life: Love for Christ (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Baker (1862)
Meter: L. M.
Key: E♭ Major

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