"O Jesus, King Most Wonderful"
                   by unknown author, 12th century
                  Translated by Edward Caswall, 1814-1878
                                Text From:
                            THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
               (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. O Jesus, King most wonderful,
        Thou Conqueror renowned,
        Thou Sweetness most ineffable,
        In whom all joys are found!

        2. When once Thou visitest the heart,
        The  truth begins to shine,
        Then earthly vanities depart,
        Then kindles love divine.

        3. O Jesus, Light of all below,
        Thou Fount of life and fire,
        Surpassing all the joys we know,
        All that we can desire--

        4. May every heart confess Thy name
        And ever Thee adore
        And, seeking Thee, itself inflame
        To seek Thee more and more!

        5. Thee may our tongues forever bless,
        Thee may we love alone,
        And ever in our lives express
        The image of Thine own!

Notes: Hymn #361 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: 1 Peter 2:7 Author: Author unknown, 12th century, cento Translated by: Edward Caswall, 1848 Titled: "Iesu Rex admirabilis" Composer: John B. Dykes, 1866 Tune: "St. Agnes"
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