The Presbyterian Hymnal: Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs


Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts

1.  Jesus, Thou joy of loving hearts,
    Thou fount of life, Thou light of all,
    From the best bliss that earth imparts
    We turn, unfilled, to heed Thy call.

2.  Thy truth unchanged hath ever stood;
    Thou savest those that on Thee call;
    To them that seek Thee Thou art 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 Jesus, ever with us stay,
    Make all our moments calm and bright;
    O chase the night of sin away,
    Shed o'er the world Thy holy light.

WORDS: Attr. Bernard of Clairvaux (1091-1153) Trans. Ray Palmer, 1858
MUSIC: From plainsong, Mode II Arr. James McGregor, 1984
Scripture: Psalm 107:9 John 6:35
Theme: Sacraments and Ordinances