549b. 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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
Shed o'er the world thy holy light.

Amen.

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. with repeat
Scripture: John 6:35; John 15:11
Topic: Bread of Life; Christ: The Light; Christian Life: Love for Christ (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: BACA
Composer: William B. Bradbury, 1815-1858
Meter: L. M. with repeat
Key: E♭ Major



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