273. Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts

1 Jesus, thou Joy of loving hearts,
thou fount of life, thou light of all,
from the best bliss that earth imparts
we turn, unfilled, to heed thy call.

2 Thy truth unchanged hath ever stood;
thou savest those that on thee call;
to them that seek thee thou art good,
to them that find thee all in all.

3 We taste thee, O thou living bread,
and long to feast upon thee still;
we drink of thee, the fountainhead
and thirst our souls from thee to fill.

4 Our restless spirits yearn for thee,
where'er our changeful lot is cast,
Glad when thy gracious smile we see,
blest when our faith can hold thee fast.

5 O Jesus, ever with us stay;
make all our moments calm and bright;
chase the dark night of sin away,
shed o'er the world thy holy light.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts
Title: Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts
Translator: Ray Palmer (1858, alt.)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Source: Jesu dulcedo cordium, anonymous Latin poem
Tune Information
Composer: J. S. Bach
Arranger: John Wilson (1936)
Meter: LM
Key: F Major
Source: Schemelli's Gesangbuch (from an original tune in)
Copyright: Adapt. used by permission of Oxford University Press

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