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Jesu dulcis memoria

Sequence For the Epiphany and the Following Week
And for August 7th
, De nomine Jesu

Words: Jesu dulcis memoria
Compare: Jesu dulcis memoria (Hymn), with notes.
Attributed to St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1091-1153)
Translation by Rev. John Mason Neale, Jesu! The Very Thought Is Sweet! (#72)

Music: "Sequence from the Salisbury Hymnal."

Source: Rev. John Mason Neale and Rev. Thomas Helmore, eds., Hymnal Noted, Part I. (London: Novello & Co., 1852), Part II (London: Novello & Co., 1856), #72, pp. 140-141.

Col. iii., 17.— "Whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus."

1. Jesu dulcis memoria,
Dans vera cordis gaudia :
Sed super mel et omnia
Ejus dulcis præsentia.

2. Nil canitur süavius,
Nil auditur jucundius,
Nil cogitatur dulcius,
Quam Jesus Dei Filius.

3. Jesu spes pœnitentibus,
Quam pius es petentibus !
Quam bonus te quærentibus !
Sed quid invenientibus ?

4. Jesu, dulcedo cordium,
Fons veri, lumen mentium,
Excedens omne gaudium
Et omne desiderium.

5. Nec lingua potest dicere,
Nec litera exprimere :
Expertus novit credere
Quid sit Jesum diligere.

6. Jesum quæram in lectulo,
Clauso cordis cubiculo :
Privatim et in populo
Quæram amore sedulo.

7. Cum Maria diluculo
Jesum quæram in tumulo ;
Cordis clamore querulo
Mente quæram, non oculo.

8. Jesus ad patrem rediit,
Cœleste regnum subiit :
Cor meum a me transiit,
Post Jesum simul abiit.

9. Jesum sequamur laudibus,
Votis, hymnis, et precibus,
Ut nos donet cœlestibus
Secum perfrui sedibus. Amen.

Sheet Music to Tunes 1 and 2 from Rev. John Mason Neale and Rev. Thomas Helmore, eds., Hymnal Noted, Part I. (London: Novello & Co., 1852), Part II (London: Novello & Co., 1856), #72, pp. 140-141.

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Sheet Music from Thomas Helmore, Accompanying Harmonies to the Hymnal Noted. Part I (London: Novello, Ewer and Co., and Masters and Son, 1852), Part II (London: Novello and Co., Joseph Masters and J. T. Hayes, 1858), #72, pp. 226-231.

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