328. Jesu, Joy of Our Desiring

1 Jesu, joy of our desiring,
holy wisdom, love most bright;
drawn by you, our souls aspiring
soar to uncreated light.
Word of God, our flesh that fashioned,
with the fire of life impassioned,
striving still to truth unknown,
soaring, dying round your throne.

2 Through the way where hope is guiding,
hark, what peaceful music rings;
where the flock, in you confiding,
drink of joy from deathless springs.
Theirs is beauty's fairest pleasure;
theirs is wisdom's holiest treasure.
You, forever, lead your own
in the love of joys unknown.

Text Information
First Line: Jesu, joy of our desiring
Title: Jesu, Joy of Our Desiring
Author: Martin Janus (1661)
Translator: Robert Seymour Bridges
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 8 7 7
Topic: Jesus Christ: Praise and Thanksgiving; Adoration and Praise; Beauty (16 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Schop (1642)
Arranger: Johann Sebastian Bach (1716)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 8 7 7
Key: F Major

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