Jesu, Jesu

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Instrumental Only?
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Description

Just a fantastic setting of the medieval text attributed to St. Bernard of Clairveaux ("..the very thought is sweet...") SATB with organ and chimes (or 2 tubular bells, or handbells). A beautiful and memorable anthem, one of Kenton's best! it has been sung at Wells Cathedral, as well as venues all over the US.  Also available for SAB.

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Lyrics

Jesu! the very thought is sweet!
In that dear Name all heart-joys meet;

No word is sung more sweet than this:
No name is heard more full of bliss;
Than Jesus, Son of God most high.