361. O Jesus, King Most Wonderful

1 O Jesus, King most wonderful,
Thou Conqueror renowned,
Thou Sweetness most ineffable,
In whom all joys are found!

2 When once Thou visitest the heart,
The truth begins to shine,
Then earthly vanities depart,
Then kindles love divine.

3 O Jesus, Light of all below,
Thou Fount of life and fire,
Surpassing all the joys we know,
All that we can desire--

4 May every heart confess Thy name
And ever Thee adore
And, seeking Thee, itself inflame
To seek Thee more and more!

5 Thee may our tongues forever bless,
Thee may we love alone,
And ever in our lives express
The image of Thine own!

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: O Jesus, King most wonderful
Title: O Jesus, King Most Wonderful
Latin Title: Iesu, Rex admirabilis
Translator: Edward Caswall (1848)
Author: Unknown, 15th century
Publication Date: 1941
Meter: C.M.
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:7
Topic: The Redeemer
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. AGNES
Composer: John B. Dykes (1866)
Meter: C.M.
Key: G Major or modal



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