Hymnal Project

241 ~ Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee



1

Jesus, the very thought of Thee,
With sweetness fills my breast;
But sweeter far Thy face to see,
And in Thy presence rest.


2

No voice can sing, no heart can frame,
Nor can the memory find
A sweeter sound than Jesus' name,
The Savior of 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;
In Thee be all our glory now,
And through eternity.