Jesus, The Very Thought of Thee

2015 Songbook Section: 
The Eternal God > God The Son > The Name of Jesus
2015 Songbook Number: 
0085
1984 Songbook Section: 
The Lord Jesus Christ: Name
1984 Songbook Number: 
061
Biblical References: 
1 Corinthians 13:12
Verses: 
5

Verse 1
Jesus, the very thought of thee
With sweetness fills my breast;
But sweeter far thy face to see,
And in thy presence rest.

Verse 2
Nor voice can sing, nor heart can frame,
Nor can the memory find
A sweeter sound than thy blest name,
O Saviour of mankind.

Verse 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!

Verse 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.

Verse 5
Jesus, our only joy be thou,
As thou our prize wilt be;
Jesus, be thou our glory now,
And through eternity.

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