Advent Hymnals

158. JESUS, THE VERY THOUGHT OF THEE

Church Hymnal 1941,

Major Key: G

1.
Jesus, the very thought of thee 
With sweetness fills the breast; 
But sweeter far Thy face to see, 
And in Thy presence rest.

2.
No voice can sing, no heart can frame,
Nor can the memory find
A sweeter sound than Jesus' name,
The Savior of mankind.

3.
O hope of every contrite heart!
O joy of all the meek, 
To those who fall, how kind Thou art! 
How good to those who seek!

4.
But what to those who find? Ah, this 
Nor tongue nor pen can show; 
The love of Jesus, what it is, 
None but His loved ones know.

5.
Jesus, our only joy be Thou, 
As Thou our prize wilt be; 
Jesus, be Thou our glory now, 
And through eternity.


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Title Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee
Key G Major
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First Line Jesus, the very thought of Thee
Author Bernard of Clairvaux (1091-1153)
Year 1941
Composer John B. Dykes
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Tune ST. AGNES
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Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Jesus Christ: His Glory and Praise
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