Monday, November 13, 2006

Hymn Of the Week

This is an old hymn that few people know, but it has been a favorite of mine since high school. I especially love the third verse. Which is your favorite?

Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts

Jesus, Thou Joy of loving hearts,
Thou Fount of life, Thou Light of men,
From the best bliss that earth imparts,
We turn unfilled to Thee again.

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.

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.

Our restless spirits yearn for Thee,
Wherever our changeful lot is cast;
Glad when Thy gracious smile we see,
Blessed when our faith can hold Thee fast.

O Jesus, ever with us stay,
Make all our moments calm and bright;
Chase the dark night of sin away,
Shed over the world Thy holy light.

Music by: Henry Williams Baker, 1862.
Words attributed to Bernard of Clairvaux, 12th century
translated from Latin to English by Ray Palmer, 1858.

1 comment:

Terri said...

If I were to pick I would have to say verse 5 - ever with us stay.