554. O Jesus, King Most Wonderful

1 O Jesus, King most wonderful!
Thou Conqueror renowne!
O Source of peace ineffable,
In whom all joys are found:

2 When once You visit darkened hearts,
Then truth begins to shine,
Then earthly vanity departs,
Then kindles love divine.

3 O Jesus, light of all below,
The fount of life and fire,
Surpassing all the joys we know,
All that we can desire.

4 May ev'ry heart confess Your name,
Forever You adore,
And, seeking You, itself inflame
To seek You more and more!

5 Oh, may our tongues forever bless,
May we love You alone
And ever in our lives express
The image of Your own!

Text Information
First Line: O Jesus, King most wonderful!
Title: O Jesus, King Most Wonderful
Author (attributed to): Bernard of Clairvaux, 1091-1153
Translator: Edward Caswall, 1814-78
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: C M
Scripture: Luke 19:38; Philippians 2:10-11; Psalm 22:28; Psalm 45:1-3; Psalm 146:10; 1 Peter 2:7
Topic: Redeemer
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. AGNES
Composer: John B. Dykes, 1823-76
Meter: C M
Key: G Major or modal



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