Jesus, The Very Thought of Thee

Popular Hymns

Tune

ST. AGNES

Words

Latin, 12th cenury

Music

John B. Dykes, 1866

Lyrics

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

Nor voice can sing, nor heart can frame,
Nor can the memory find
A sweeter sound than Thy blest Name,
O Savi

Meter

C.M.

Translator

Edward Caswall, 1849

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