JESUS THE VERY TOUGHT OF THEE

Edward Caswall, John B. Dykes

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 Thy blest name, o Saviour of mankind

 

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

 

Jesus, our only joy be Thou, as Thou our prize wilt be

Jesus, be Thou our glory now and through eternity