1 O Jesus, King most wonderful,
O Majesty renowned,
O Conqueror invincible,
in whom all joys are found.
2 When once you visit darkened hearts,
then truth begins to shine,
then earthly vanity departs,
then kindles love divine.
3 O Jesus, light of all below,
O Fount of life and fire,
surpassing all the joys we know,
all that we can desire,
4 May ev'ry heart confess your name,
forever you adore,
enkindled with the Spirit's flame
to love you more and more.
5 Oh, may our tongues forever bless
and honor you alone,
and may we in our lives express
the image of your own!
Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #543
|First Line:||O Jesus, King most wonderful|
|Latin Title:||Jesu Rex admirabilis|
|Author:||Bernard of Clairvaux (1153)|
|Translator:||Edward Caswall (1848)|