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Arlen Clarke Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

Categories
Anthems, Chants, Communion Anthems, Evening Service
Instrument(s)
Organ
Voicing
Unison
Difficulty
Easy
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

For Unison Choir and Organ. A setting of the medieval hymn attributed to St. Bernard of Clairvaux. A wonderfully atmospheric treatment of the traditional chant.

Text: Attr. to Bernard of Clairvaux, ca. 1091-1153; trans. by Edward Caswall, 1814-1878

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

Nor voice can sing, nor heart can frame,
Nor can the mem'ry find
A sweeter sound than thy blest name,
O Savior of mankind!

O hope of ev'ry 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 thru eternity.

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Tryon, North Carolina 28782
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