Bernard of Clairvaux; E. Caswall, Tr.


O JESUS, King most wonderful,

Thou Conqueror renowned;

Thou Sweetness most ineffable,

In whom all joys are found;


When once Thou visitest the heart,

Then truth begins to shine;

Then earthly vanities depart,

Then kindles love divine.


Jesus! Thy mercies are untold,

Through each returning day;

Thy love exceeds a thousand fold

Whatever we can say.


May every heart confess Thy Name,

And ever Thee adore;

And, seeking Thee, itself inflame

And seek Thee more and more.


Thee may our tongues forever bless;

Thee may we love alone:

And ever in our lives express

The image of Thine own.


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