JESU, JOY OF MAN'S DESIRING
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.
Theirs is beauty’s fairest pleasure,
Theirs is wisdom’s holiest treasure.
Thou dost ever lead Thine own,
In the love of joys unknown.
(Contributed by Frank DiSalle - December 2003)