Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Arranger: Wayne Howorth
Publisher: Belwin Mills Publishing Corporation
Voicing: SAB
Pages: 8
Copies: 24
Publish Date: 1953


Jesu, joy of man's 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, around Thy throne.

Through the way where hope is guiding,
Hark what peaceful music rings!
Where the flocks 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.