1 Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts,
thou light of life, thou fount of grace;
from the best bliss that earth imparts
we turn unfilled to seek thy face.
2 Thy truth unchanged has ever stood;
thou savest those that on thee call:
to them that seek thee thou art good,
to them that find thee, all in all.
3 We taste thee, O thou living bread,
and long to feast upon thee still;
we drink of thee, the fountain-head,
and thirst our souls from thee to fill.
4 Our restless spirits yearn for thee,
where'er our changeful lot is cast,
glad when thy gracious smile we see,
blest when our faith can hold thee fast.
5 O Jesus, ever with us stay;
make all our moments calm and bright;
chase the dark night of sin away;
shed o'er the world thy holy light.
|First Line:||Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts|
|Translator:||Ray Palmer (1808-1887)|
|Scripture:||1 Peter 2:9; 1 Peter 3:3; Colossians 3:11; John 1:9; John 1:14; John 1:16-17; John 4:14-15; John 6:35; John 6:48; John 6:51; John 8:12; John 15:11; John 16:24; John 20:20; John 20:24-29; Luke 1:78-79; Luke 11:9; Luke 24:29; Matthew 7:7; Psalm 42:1-2; Psalm 63:1-2; Psalm 100:5; Revelation 21:6; Revelation 22:17; Romans 10:13|
|Topic:||The Church Celebrates: Holy Communion; Longing|