"Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee"
                        by Unknown Author, 12th century
                    Translated by Edward Caswall, 1814-1878
                                  Text From:
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)

	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. Nor voice can sing, nor heart can frame,
	Nor can the memory find
	A sweeter sound than Thy blest name,
	O Savior or mankind!
	3. 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!
	4. 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.
	5. Jesus, our only Joy be Thou
	As Thou our Prize wilt be!
	Jesus, be Thou our Glory now
	And through eternity.

Notes: Hymn #350 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Song of Solomon 1:3 Author: Unknown author, 12th century, cento Translated by: Edward Caswall, 1849, alt. Titled: "Iesu dulcis memoria" Composer: Herman A. Polack, 1910 Tune: "Clairvaux"
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