1 O Jesus, King most wonderful;
thou conqueror renowned,
thou sweetness most ineffable,
in whom all joys are found!
2 When once thou visitest the heart,
then truth begins to shine,
then earthly vanities depart,
then kindles love divine.
3 O Jesus, light of all below!
Thou fount of living fire,
surpassing all the joys we know,
and all we can desire:
4 Jesus, may all confess thy name,
thy wondrous love adore;
and, seeking thee, themselves inflame
to seek thee more and more.
5 Thee may our tongues for ever bless,
thee may we love alone,
and ever in our lives express
the image of thine own.
6 Abide with us, and let thy light
shine, Lord, on every heart;
dispel the darkness of our night,
and joy to all impart.
7 Jesus, our love and joy, to thee,
the Father's only Son,
all might, and praise, and glory be,
while endless ages run.
Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #749a
|First Line:||O Jesus, King most wonderful|
|Latin Title:||Jesu Rex admirabilis|
|Author:||Bernard of Clairvaux (1153)|
|Translator:||Edward Caswall (1848)|