112. 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 No voice can sing, no heart can frame,
nor can the mind recall
a sweeter sound than thy blest name,
O Savior of us all!

3 O hope of every contrite heart,
O joy of all the meek,
to those who ask, how kind thou art,
how good to those who seek!

4 But what to those who find? Ah, this
no tongue or 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;
in thee be all our glory now,
and through eternity.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, the very thought of thee
Title: Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee
Translator: Edward Caswall (1849)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: C.M.
Scripture: 1 Peter 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:9; Isaiah 29:19
Topic: Jesus Christ: Beauty
Source: from Latin, 12th C.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. AGNES
Composer: John B. Dykes (1866)
Meter: C.M.
Key: G Major



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