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Jesu, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts


Words: Latin, 12th centurn, translated by Ray Palmer, 1858
Tune: QUEBEC by Henry Baker, 1854
Key signature: E flat major (3 flats)
Time signature: 3/4
Meter: 8.8.8.8.
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1. Jesu, 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.
2. Thy truth unchanged hath ever stood; Thou savest those that on Thee call; To them that seek Thee, Thou are good, To them that find Thee, all in all!
3. 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!
4. Our restless spirits yearn for Thee, Where'er our changeful lot is cast; Glad when Thy gracious smile we see, Blest, when our faith can hold Thee fast.
5.O Lord, be Thou our strength and stay! Make all our moments calm and bright, Chase all dark thoughts of sin away, Shed o’er us here Thy holy light.