Jesus, the very thought is sweetAuthor: Bernard of Clairvaux; Translator: J. M. Neale
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1 Jesus, the very thought is sweet;
In that dear name all heart-joys meet;
But O, than the honey sweeter far,
The glimpses of His presence are.
2 No word is sung more sweet than this:
No name is heard more full of bliss;
No thought brings sweeter comfort nigh,
Than Jesus, Son of God most high.
3 Jesus, the hope of souls forlorn,
How good to them for sin that that mourn!
To them that seek Thee, O how kind!
But what art Thou to them that find?
4 Jesus, Thou sweetness, pure and blest,
Truth’s fountain, light of souls distressed,
Surpassing all that heart requires,
Exceeding all that soul desires!
5 No tongue of mortal can express,
No pen can write its blessedness:
He only who hath proved it knows
What bliss from love of Jesus flows.
6 O Jesus, King of wondrous might!
O Victor, glorious from the fight!
Sweetness that may not be expressed,
And altogether loveliest!
7 Remain with us, O Lord, today!
In every heart Thy grace display;
That now the shades of night are fled,
On Thee our spirits may be fed.
8 I seek for Jesus in repose,
When round my heart its chambers close;
Abroad, and when I shut the door,
I long for Jesus evermore.
9 With Mary in the morning gloom
I seek for Jesus at the tomb;
For Him with love's most earnest cry,
I seek with heart and not with eye.
10 Jesus, to God the Father gone,
Is seated on the heavenly throne:
My heart hath also passed from me,
That where He is there it may be.
11 We follow Jesus now, and raise
The voice of prayer, the hymn of praise,
That He at last may make us meet
With Him to gain the heavenly seat.
Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #154
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|Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #283||Jesus, the Very Thought Is Sweet||Jesus, the very thought is sweet||MEIN SEEL, O HERR, MUSS LOBEN DICH||Bernard of Clairvaux, 1091-1153; John Mason Neale, 1818-1866||LM||1994||Communion | ; Jesus Christ | His Love; Jesus Christ | His Name; Lord's Supper ||
|Small Church Music #6336||Pavia||Jesu! The very thought is sweet||PAVIA||Bernard of Clairvaux||188.8.131.52|
|The Cyber Hymnal #3492||Jesu! The Very Thought is Sweet!||Jesu! the very thought is sweet||ABSCHIED||Bernard of Clairvaux; John M. Neale, 1818-1866||LM||Sometimes attributed to an 11th Century abbess|
|The New English Hymnal #291a||Jesu! – the very thought is sweet!||Jesu! – the very thought is sweet!||JESU DULCIS||J. M. Neale, 1818-66||1986||Sacraments and Other Rites | Holy Communion; The Circumcision of Christ | January 1st||Latin, 12th century; The Rosy Sequence|
|The New English Hymnal #291b||Jesu! – the very thought is sweet!||Jesu! – the very thought is sweet!||THE ROSY SEQUENCE||J. M. Neale, 1818-66||1986||Sacraments and Other Rites | Holy Communion; The Circumcision of Christ | January 1st||Latin, 12th century; The Rosy Sequence|