The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

O Jesus, King Most Wonderful

Second Sunday After the Epiphany

Hymn during Mattins during the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus.

Words: Jesu, Rex admirabilis; Except the last verse, selected from a hymn by St Bernard, very slightly altered : translation by the Rev. E. Caswall, 1849.

Compare: O Jesu, King Most Wonderful

Music: King's Norton, MIDI / Noteworthy Composer
St. Botolph, MIDI / Noteworthy Composer
St. Agnes, MIDI / Noteworthy Composer
Dalehurst, MIDI / Noteworthy Composer
Redhead, MIDI / Noteworthy Composer
Meter: CM

1. O Jesus, King most wonderful,
thou Conqueror renowned,
thou sweetness most ineffable,
in whom all joys are found.

2. When once thou visitest the heart,
then truth begins to shine,
then earthly vanities depart,
then kindles love divine.

3. O Jesus, Light of all below,
thou Fount of life and fire,
surpassing all the joys we know,
and all we can desire;

4. May every heart confess thy Name;
thy wondrous love adore,
and seeking thee, their hearts inflame
to seek thee more and more.

5. Thee, Jesus, may our voices bless,
thee may we love alone;
and ever in our lives express
the image of thine own.

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