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Jesus, the very thought of Thee

Language: English after the Latin

Jesus, the very thought of Thee,
With sweetness fills my breast;
But sweeter far Thy Face to see
And in Thy presence rest.

Nor voice can sing, nor heart can frame,
Nor can the memory find
A sweeter sound than Thy blest Name,
O Saviour of mankind!

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.

My tongue and words cannot express,
Their usefulness is low
But having felt is to believe,
sweet Jesus' love to know.

Jesus, our only joy be Thou,
As Thou our prize wilt be;
O Jesus, be our glory now
And through eternity. Amen.

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Submitted by Lau Kanen [Guest Editor]


Based on
  • a text in Latin by St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1091 - 1153) DUT FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Richard Dering, Alphons Diepenbrock, Mervyn, Lord Horder, the Second Baron of Ashford, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Goffredo Petrassi. Go to the text.

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  • Also set in Latin, original text by St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1091 - 1153) , title unknown DUT ENG by Richard Dering, Alphons Diepenbrock, Mervyn, Lord Horder, the Second Baron of Ashford, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Text added to the website: 2007-05-13.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:22
Line count: 20
Word count: 116

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