O Jesus, joy of loving hearts (Gregorian chant)

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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2024-06-30).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 34 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in The Hymnal 1982, melody with words underlaid.
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2024-06-30).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 70 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in The Hymnal 1982, melody with words.

General Information

Title: O Jesus, joy of loving hearts
Composer: Anonymous (Gregorian chant)
Tune: Jesu, dulcis memoria
Lyricist: Bernard of Clairvaux

Translation by Ray Palmer

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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O Jesus, joy of loving hearts,
the fount of life and our true light,
we seek the peace your love imparts,
and stand rejoicing in your sight.

We taste in you our living bread,
and long to feast upon you still;
we drink of you, the fountainhead,
our thirsting souls to quench and fill.

For you our restless spirits yearn
where’er our changing lot is cast;
glad, when your presence we discern,
blest, when our faith can hold you fast.

O Jesus, ever with us stay;
make all our moments calm and bright;
oh, chase the night of sin away,
shed o’er the world your holy light.