by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Jesu Sweet
Language: English 
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.

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1 eke = also.

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Researcher for this text: Geoffrey Wieting

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:17
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Word count: 98