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.
|First Line:||Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts|
|Title:||Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts|
|Attributed to:||Bernard of Clairvaux|
|Arranger and Translator:||Ray Palmer (1858)|
|Scripture:||John 6:35; John 15:11|
|Topic:||Bread of Life; The Christian Life: Love for Christ; Christ: The Light(1 more...)|
|Composer:||Henry Baker (1854)|
|Incipit:||33351 22355 54234 22222|