Jesu, the very thought of Thee

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    Verse 1
    Jesu, the very thought of Thee
    With sweetness fills the breast;
    But sweeter far Thy face to see,
    And in Thy presence rest.

    Verse 2
    Tongue never spake, ear never heard,
    Never from heart o'erflow'd,
    A dearer name, a sweeter word,
    Than Jesus, Son of God.

    Verse 3
    O hope of every contrite heart,
    To penitents how kind,
    To those who seek how good Thou art
    But what to those who find?

    Verse 4
    Ah, this no tougue can utter; this
    No mortal page can show;
    The love of Jesus, what it is,
    None but His loved one knows

    Verse 5
    Jesu, our only joy be Thou,
    As Thou our prize wilt be;
    Jesu, be Thou our glory now,
    And through eternity