173. Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

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

2 No voice can sing, no heart can frame,
Nor can the mem'ry find
A sweeter sound than Jesus' name,
O Savior of mankind!

3 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!

4 But what to those who find? ah! this,
No tongue or pen can show
The love of Jesus, what it is--
None but His loved ones know.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, the very thought of Thee
Title: Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee
Translator: Edward Caswall
Meter: (C.M.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 2008
Topic: Commitment, Dedication, Consecration, Devotion; Jesus, Our Love for Him
Source: Latin Hymn, 12th Century
Tune Information
Composer: John B. Dykes
Meter: (C.M.)
Key: G Major

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