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My Heart's Delight

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1 Jesus, Thou my heart's delight,
Sweetest Jesus!
Thrills't my soul with rapture quite,
Sweetest Jesus!
All cares vanish at Thy sight,
Sweetest Jesus,
Jesus, sweetest Jesus!

2 Evermore I think of Thee,
My Redeemer!
And I long for none but Thee,
My Redeemer!
Yearns my soul with Thee to be,
My Redeemer,
Jesus, my Redeemer!

3 Feed Thou me and fill my soul,
Heavenly Manna!
Quench my thirst, my heart make whole,
Help, Hosanna!
Be the rest unto my soul,
Rest of weary,
Jesus, Rest of weary!

4 Naught is lovelier than Thou,
Fairest Lover!
Naught is friendlier than Thou,
Gentle Lover!
And naught sweeter is than Thou,
Sweetest Lover,
Jesus, sweetest Lover!

5 I am weak, come, strengthen me,
Strength in weakness!
Faint am I, refresh Thou me,
Sweetest Jesus!
When I die, console Thou me,
Thou Consoler,
Jesus, my Consoler!

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #89

Translator: J. A. Rimbach

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Author: Johann Flittner

Flitner, Johann, was born Nov. 1, 1618, at Suhl, Saxony, where his father was an ironmaster. After studying theology at Wittenberg, Jena, Leipzig, and Rostock, he became in 1644 precentor, and in 1646 diaconus at Grimmen, near Greifswald. On the outbreak of the first Prusso-Swedish war he was forced to flee to Stralsund, but returned to Grimmen in May, 1660. At the death of his senior in 1664, he ought, according to custom, to have been appointed town preacher, but was passed over not only then but also in 1673 and 1676, when the post again became vacant. The outbreak of the second Prusso-Swedish war, immediately after this third disappointment, forced him again to flee to Stralsund, where he died Jan. 7, 1678 (Koch, ii. 442-445; Mohnike's… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, Thou my heart's delight
Title: My Heart's Delight
German Title: Jesu, meines Herzens Freud
Translator: J. A. Rimbach
Author: Johann Flittner
Meter: 7.4.7.4.7.4.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Book of Hymns for the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Wisconsin and Other States #d131

Evangelical Lutheran Hymn Book with Tunes #d216

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #89

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Hymnal for Evangelical Lutheran Missions #130

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Hymnal #293

The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) #d397

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The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) (2nd ed) #355a

The Selah Song Book. Word ed. #d190

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