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654. O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts

1 O Jesus, joy of loving hearts,
The font of life and our true light,
We seek the peace your love imparts
And stand rejoicing in your sight.

2 Your truth unchanged has ever stood;
You save all those who heed your call;
To those who seek you, you are good,
To those who find you, all in all.

3 We taste you, Lord, our living bread,
And long to feast upon you still;
We drink of you, the fountainhead,
Our thirsting souls to quench and fill.

4 For you our restless spirits yearn
Until your face we see at last;
Glad, when your presence we discern,
Blest, when our faith can hold you fast.

5 O Jesus, ever with us stay;
Make all our moments calm and bright;
O cast the night of sin away,
Shed o'er the world your holy light.

Text Information
First Line: O Jesus, joy of loving hearts
Title: O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
Latin Title: Jesus, dulcis memoria
Author (attributed to): St. Bernard of Clairvaux, 1091-1155
Translator: Ray Palmer, 1808-1887
Language: English
Publication Date: 1994
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Jesus; Thirsting for God; Truth
Source: Sabbath Hymn Book, 1858, alt.
Tune Information
Composer (attributed to): William Gardiner, 1770-1853
Meter: LM
Key: G Major
Source: Sacred Melodies, Vol. II, 1815

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