Jesu, thou joy of loving hearts (John Frederick Lampe)

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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-02-14).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 39 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, to the alternative tune Invitation (also known as Devonshire)
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-02-14).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 78 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words, to the alternative tune Invitation (also known as Devonshire)

General Information

Title: Jesu, thou joy of loving hearts
Composer: John Frederick Lampe
Lyricist:

Translation by Ray Palmer

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published:
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 255

Description:

External websites: https://embassysingers.de/scores/hymns.html

Original text and translations

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Jesu, thou joy of loving hearts,
thou fount of life, thou light of men;
from the best 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.

We taste thee, O thou living bread,
and long to feast upon thee still;
we drink of thee, the fountain-head,
and thirst our souls from thee to fill.

Our restless spirits yearn for thee,
where’er our changeful lot is cast,
glad when thy gracious smile we see,
blest when our faith can hold thee fast.

O Jesu, 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.