Jesu Sweet, now will I sing To Thee a song of love longing; Do in my heart a quick well spring Thee to love above all thing. Jesu Sweet, my dim heart's gleam Brighter than the sunnèbeam! As thou wert born in Bethlehem Make in me thy lovèdream. Jesu Sweet, my dark heart's light Thou art day withouten night; Give me strength and eke1 might For to loven Thee aright. Jesu Sweet, well may he be That in Thy bliss Thyself shall see: With love cords then draw Thou me That I may come and dwell with Thee.
1 eke = also.
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author, from "A Medieval Anthology", edited by Mary Segar.  [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934), "Jesu Sweet", op. 35 no. 1 (1916-7), published 1917 [soprano or tenor and violin], from Four Songs for Voice and Violin, no. 1. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Geoffrey Wieting
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