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278. O Jesus, King Most Wonderful

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,
The truth begins to shine,
Then earthly vanities depart,
Then kindles love divine.

3 O Jesus, Light of all below,
Thou Fount of life and fire,
Surpassing all the joys we know,
All that we can desire.

4 May ev'ry heart confess Thy name
And ever Thee adore
And, seeking Thee, itself inflame
To seek Thee more and more!

5 Thee may our tongues forever bless,
Thee may we love alone,
And ever in our lives express
The image of Thine own!

Text Information
First Line: O Jesus, King most wonderful
Title: O Jesus, King Most Wonderful
Latin Title: Iesu, Rex admirabilis
Author: Bernard of Clairvaux, 1090-1153 (abr.)
Translator: E. Caswall, 1814-78
Meter: C M
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Scripture:
Topic: Jesus, Our King
Tune Information
Name: ST. AGNES
Composer: J. B. Dykes, 1823-76
Meter: C M
Key: G Major



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