Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts

Date recorded: March 25, 2011

Words by: Latin Hymn / tr: Ray Palmer

Music by: Henry P. Smith

Jesus, Thou joy of loving hearts,
Thou fount of life, Thou light of men,
From all the bliss that earth imparts
We turn unfilled to Thee again.

Thy truth unchanged hath ever stood;
Thou savest those that on Thee call;
To them that seek Thee Thou art good;
To them that find Thee, all in all.

On Thee we feed, Thou living bread,
And long to feast upon Thee still;
We drink of Thee, Thou fountainhead,
Whose streams each thirsting soul can fill.

Our restless spirits yearn for Thee,
Wher’er our changeful lot is cast -
Glad when Thy gracious smile we see,
Blest when our faith can hold Thee fast.

O Jesus, ever with us stay,
Make all our moments calm and bright;
Chase the dark night of sin away,
Shed o’er the world Thy holy light.