The United Methodist Hymnal


Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

1.	Jesus, the very thought of thee 
	with sweetness fills the breast; 
	but sweeter far thy face to see, 
	and in thy presence rest.

2.	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!

3.	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.

4.	Jesus, our only joy be thou, 
	as thou our prize wilt be; 
	Jesus, be thou our glory now, 
	and through eternity.

WORDS: Edward Caswall, 1849
MUSIC: John B. Dykes, 1866
Theme: Hope; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ: Love of; Jesus Christ: Name of; Joy; The Grace of Jesus Christ: In Praise of Christ