386. Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

1 Jesus, the very thought of Thee
with sweetness fills my breast;
but sweeter far Thy face to see,
and in Thy presence rest.

2 No voice can sing, no heart can frame,
nor can the memory find
a sweeter sound than Jesus' name,
Savior of humankind!

3 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!

4 But what to those who find? Ah! this,
no tongue or pen can show
the love of Jesus, what it is
none but His loved ones know.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, the very thought of Thee
Title: Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee
Translator: Edward Caswall (1849)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2010
Topic: The Church at Worship: Prayer; Jesus Christ-Savior; Prayer
Source: Latin hymn, 12th century
Tune Information
Composer: John B. Dykes (1866)
Meter: CM
Key: G Major

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