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Jesu Joy Of Mans Desiring lyrics:

Jesu, joy of man's desiring
Holy wisdom, love most bright
Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring
Soar to uncreated light.
Word of God, our flesh that fashioned
With the fire of life impassioned
Striving still to truth unknown
Soaring, dying round Thy throne.

Through the way where hope is guiding
Hark, what peaceful music rings
Where the flock, in Thee confiding
Drink of joy from deathless springs.
Their's is beauty's fairest pleasure
Their's is wisdom's holiest treasure.
Thou dost ever lead Thine own
In the love of joys unknown.

German: Jesus Bleibet Meine Freude

Jesus bleibet meine Freude
Meines Herzens Trost und Saft
Jesus wehret allem Leide
Er ist meines Lebens Kraft
Meiner Augen Lust und Sonne
Meiner Seele Schatz und Wonne
Darum lass' ich Jesum nicht
Aus dem Herzen und Gesicht.

Wohl mir, dass ich Jesum habe
O wie feste halt' ich ihn
Dass er mir mein Herze labe
Wenn ich krank und traurig bin
Jesum hab' ich, der mich liebet
Und sich mir zu eigen giebet
Ach drum lass' ich Jesum nicht
Wenn mir gleich mein Herze bricht.

About this song:

The Christmas carol, "Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring", is based on a seventeenth century German carol, "Jesus bleibet meine Freude, meines Herzens Trost und Saft" written by Martin Janus. This carol was translated to English by Robert S. Bridges and the music was composed by Johann Schop.

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