Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee
Text Attributed to
Bernard of Clairvaux, (ca. 1091-1153)
Original Music by
John B. Dykes, (1823-1876)
by Lisa Powell
Piano by Lisa Powell
Photo: Flower from a garden in Midway, Utah by Ed Powell
Jesus, the very thought of thee with sweetness fills my
but sweeter far thy face to see and in they presence rest.
Nor voice can sing, nor heart can frame, nor can the memory
a sweeter sound than thy blest name, O Savior of mankind!
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!
Jesus, our only joy be thou, as thou our prize wilt be;
Jesus, be thou our glory now, and thru eternity.