282. 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 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.

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: 1960
Topic: Adoration; Jesus; Opening
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: [Jesus, the very thought of Thee]
Composer: John B. Dykes
Key: A♭ Major



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