Jesu, The Very Thought Of Thee
memoria," with notes
Attributed to S. Bernard (1091-1157)
Translator: E. Caswall
Music: "Melody from the
Harmonized by H. R. Schrúder."
Source: Hymns of the
The Harvard Classics. 1909Ė14.
1. JESU, 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 Jesuís Name,
The Saviour of mankind.
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. Jesu, our only Joy be Thou,
As Thou our Prize wilt be:
In Thee be all our glory now,
And through eternity.
Sheet Music "Jesu dulcis memoria" from J. H. Hopkins, ed., Great Hymns of the Church Compiled by the Late Right Reverend John Freeman Young (New York: James Pott & Company, 1887), #88, p. 136.
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