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.
Source: Psalms and Hymns to the Living God #384
|First Line:||Jesus, Thou joy of loving hearts!|
|Title:||Jesu, Thou joy of loving hearts!|
|Latin Title:||Jesu, dolcedo cordium|
|Author:||Bernard of Clairvaux (~1160)|
|Translator:||Ray Palmer (1858)|
|Source:||Latin, 11th cent.|
|Notes:||Spanish translation: See "Oh Cristo, nuestra gozo y bien" by George P. Simmonds|