Number: 644
Title: Jesus, Joy of Our Desiring
Composer: J. S. Bach, 1723;Johann Schop
Author: Anon.;Martin Janus, 1661
Theme: Guidance;Hope;Joy;The Grace of Jesus Christ: In Praise of Christ;The Sacraments and Rites of the Church: Marriage;The Sacraments and Rites of the Church: Marriage;Weddings

1	Jesus, joy of our desiring, 
	holy wisdom, love most bright; 
	drawn by thee, our souls aspiring 
	soar to uncreated light. 
	Word of God, our flesh that fashioned, 
	with the fire of life impassioned, 
	striving still to truth unknown,
	soaring, dying round thy throne.

2	Through the way where hope is guiding,
	hark, what peaceful music rings; 
	where the flock, in thee confiding, 
	drink of joy from deathless springs. 
	Theirs is beauty's fairest pleasure; 
	theirs is wisdom's holiest treasure. 
	Thou dost ever lead thine own 
	in the love of joys unknown.