Jesus!  the Very Thought of Thee
Words by Bernard
Music by J.B. Dykes

1 Corinthians 13:12
"For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face:
now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known."


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

            No voice can sing, no heart can frame,
            Nor can the memory find,
            A sweeter sound than Jesus' name,
            The Savior of mankind.

            O Hope of every contrite heart,
            O Joy of all the meek,
            To those who ask, how kind Thou art!
            How good to those who seek!

            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.

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