Jesu the very thought of thee (Tim Porter)

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Editor: Oliver Barton (submitted 2007-08-19).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 141 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: Jesu the very thought of thee
Composer: Tim Porter

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: Words: Hebridean
For three voices, with an interesting couple of bars where the bass rises in a whole-tone scale that takes a little courage to execute!

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Original text and translations

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R.: Jesu, the very thought of Thee
With sweetness fills my breast;
But sweeter far Thy Face to see,
And in Thy Presence rest!

1. O Jesus, light of all below,
Thou fount of living fire,
Surpassing all the joys we know,
And all we can desire.

2. When once Thou visitest the heart,
Then truth begins to shine,
Then earthly vanities depart,
Then kindles love divine.