Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee    


New melody

click to enlargeText Attributed to

Bernard of Clairvaux, (ca. 1091-1153)

Original Music by

John B. Dykes, (1823-1876)

by Lisa Powell

Piano by Lisa Powell



Photo: Flower from a garden in Midway, Utah by Ed Powell


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

Nor voice can sing, nor heart can frame, nor can the memory find
a sweeter sound than thy blest name, O Savior of mankind!

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!

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