Jesus, the very thought of Thee

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 memory find
A sweeter sound than Thy blest Name,
  O Savior of mankind!
O Hope of every contrite heart,
  O Joy of all the meek,
To those who fall, how kind Thou art!
  How good to those who seek!
But what to those who find? Ah, this
  Nor tongue nor pen can show;
The love of Jesus, what it is
  None but His loved ones know.
O Jesus! light of all below!
  Thou fount of life and fire!
Surpassing all the joys we know,
  And all we can desire.
No other source have we but Thee,
  Soul-thirst to satisfy.
Exhaustless spring! the waters free!
  All other streams are dry.
Jesus, our only Joy be Thou,
  As Thou our Prize wilt be;
Jesus, be Thou our Glory now,
  And through eternity.

Deerfield Beach, FL, United States

I also woke with this song in my spirit.

After morning meditation. I did not know all the verses and wow how deep the theological insight! Thank you for the neat app. 40 years being loved by Jesus and learning to love Him back. The song put many tears on my face today!

Len Jones


I woke up this morning with this song playing in my mind. It is such a beautiful song and the words are even more beautiful. May the sentiments they express be the real experience of all who know and love Jesus.

Barbara Bates

Arlington, Texas

This hymn is a thousand years old and just as relevant today.

Adenike Odunuga

Lagos, Nigeria

This is one of the songs that comforts me. When I sing it I feel my love relationship with Jesus. The pure love and the highest love that abides when others flee.


It sounds so beautiful, rings a bell that Jesus is always near.