1 Jesus, the joy of loving hearts,
true source of life, our lives sustain:
from the best bliss that earth imparts
we turn unfilled to you again.

2 Your truth unchanged has ever stood,
you rescue those who on you call:
to those yet seeking, you are good-
to those who find you, all in all.

3 We taste of you, the living bread,
and long to feast upon you still;
we drink from you, the fountain head,
our thirsty souls from you we fill.

4 Our restless spirits long for you,
whichever way our lot is cast,
glad when your gracious smile we view,
blessed when our faith can hold you fast.

5 Jesus, for ever with us stay,
make all our moments calm and bright;
chase the dark night of sin away,
spread through the world your holy light.

words: Jesu, dulcis memoria,
anonymous Latin translated by Ray Palmer (1808-1887)

metre: 8 8 8 8 (LM)