1 Jesus, thou Joy of loving hearts,
thou Fount of life, thou Light of all,
from the best bliss that earth imparts,
we turn unfilled to head thy call.
2 Thy truth unchanged hath 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 fountainhead,
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|
|Title:||Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts|
|Translator:||Ray Palmer (1858; alt.)|
|Scripture:||Romans 10:13; Acts 2:21; John 4:14; John 6:35; John 6:51; John 1:4; Psalm 107:9; Jeremiah 29:13; Matthew 7:7; Revelation 21:6|
|Source:||from Latin, 12th C.|