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Jesus the very thought of Thee With gladness




Jesus, the very thought of Thee
With sweetness fills the breast;
But sweeter far Thy face to see,
And in Thy presence rest.


Nor voice can sing, nor heart can frame,
Nor can the memory find
A sweeter sound than Thy blest Name,
O Saviour of mankind!


O Hope of every contrite heart,
O Joy of all the meek,
To those who fall, how kind Thou art!
How good to those who seek!


But what to those who find? Ah, this
Nor tongue nor pen can show;
The love of Jesus, what it is,
None but His loved ones know.


Jesus, our only joy be Thou,
As Thou our prize will be;
Jesus be Thou our glory now,
And through eternity.


O Jesus, King most wonderful
Thou Conqueror renowned,
Thou sweetness most ineffable
In Whom all joys are found!


When once Thou visitest the heart,
Then truth begins to shine,
Then earthly vanities depart,
Then kindles love divine.


O Jesus, light of all below,
Thou fount of living fire,
Surpassing all the joys we know,
And all we can desire.


Jesus, may all confess Thy Name,
Thy wondrous love adore,
And, seeking Thee, themselves inflame
To seek Thee more and more.


Thee, Jesus, may our voices bless,
Thee may we love alone,
And ever in our lives express
The image of Thine own.


O Jesus, Thou the beauty art
Of angel worlds above;
Thy Name is music to the heart,
Inflaming it with love.


Celestial Sweetness unalloyed,
Who eat Thee hunger still;
Who drink of Thee still feel a void
Which only Thou canst fill.


O most sweet Jesus, hear the sighs
Which unto Thee we send;
To Thee our inmost spirit cries;
To Thee our prayers ascend.


Abide with us, and let Thy light
Shine, Lord, on every heart;
Dispel the darkness of our night;
And joy to all impart.


Jesus, our love and joy to Thee,
The virginís holy Son,
All might and praise and glory be,
While endless ages run.


---Alternative verses---


Jesu, the very thought of thee
With sweetness fills my breast;
But sweeter far thy face to see,
And in thy presence rest.


Jesus, the very thought of Thee
With gladness fills my breast;
But dearer far Thy face to see,
And in Thy presence rest.


No voice can sing, no heart can frame,
Nor can the mind conceive,
A sweeter sound than Jesus' name
To sinners who believe.


O Hope of every contrite heart,
O Joy of all the meek,
To those who ask, how kind Thou art!
How good to those who seek!


And those who find thee, find a bliss
Nor tongue nor pen can show;
The love of Jesus, what it is,
None but His loved ones know.


Jesus, our only joy be Thou,
As Thou our prize wilt be;
In thee be all our glory now,
And through eternity.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 12 cent,1849
      Bible Refs: Ps 27:8; Mt 5:4-5; 1 Co 13:12; Heb 12:2; 1 Pe 2:7;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1889# 680
      1965# 536
      1977# 126
      1962# 205
      1956# 135
      1994# 321
      1919# 552
      1960# 597
      2000# 101
      1920# 416
      1998# 617
      2000# 485
      2000# 386
      1996# 315
      1899# 152
      1874# 157
      1904# 493
      1983# 120
      1950# 189
      1922# 178
      1983# 265
      1881# 414
      1988# 478
      # 79
      1964# 128
      2000# 368
      1996# 264
      # 129
      1954# 108
      1925# 231
      1990# 310
      1869# 25
      # 60
      1869# 59
      1999# 534
      1991# 308
      1925# 278
      1931# 547
      # 257
      1908# 525
      1938# 493
      1917# 159
      1906# 419
      1971# 120
      1916# 316
      1940# 462
      1982# 642
      1986# 385
      1866# 687
      1961# 542
      1989# 175
      1900# 7
      MUSIC
      Name: ST. AGNES, DURHAM
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1866
        SCORE PREVIEW
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        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
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