605. O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts

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

2 We taste in you our living bread,
And long to feast upon you still;
We drink of you, the fountain-head,
Our thirsting souls to quench and fill.

3 For you our restless spirits yearn
Where'er our changing lot is cast;
Glad, when your presence we discern,
Blest, when our faith can hold you fast.

4 O Jesus, ever with us stay;
Make all our moments calm and bright;
O chase the night of sin away,
Shed over the world your holy light.

Text Information
First Line: O Jesus, joy of loving hearts
Title: O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
Latin Title: Jesu, delcedo cordium
Author (attributed to): Bernard of Clairvaux, 1091-1153
Paraphraser: Ray Palmer, 1808-1887 (alt.)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Sacred Heart; Eucharist; Comfort (9 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Wiliam Knapp, 1698-1768
Meter: LM
Key: A Major

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