Jesus Joy Of Our Desiring (Werde Munter, Organ, 5 Verses)

Jesus Joy Of Our Desiring Lyrics

1. Jesus joy of our 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.

2 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.

Meter: 87 87 88 77. Lyricist, original German, Martin Janus (c1620-c1682), translated by Robert Seymour Bridges (1844 – 1930). Public Domain.

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My Song Is Love Unknown (Love Unknown – 7 Verses) – Organ

My Song Is Love Unknown Lyrics

My song is love unknown,
My Saviour’s love to me;
Love to the loveless shown,
That they might lovely be.
O who am I, that for my sake
My Lord should take, frail flesh and die?

He came from His blest throne
Salvation to bestow;
But men made strange, and none
The longed for Christ would know:
But O! my Friend, my Friend indeed,
Who at my need His life did spend.

Sometimes they strew His way,
And His sweet praises sing;
Resounding all the day
Hosannas to their King:
Then “Crucify!” is all their breath,
And for His death they thirst and cry.

Why, what hath my Lord done?
What makes this rage and spite?
He made the lame to run,
He gave the blind their sight,
Sweet injuries! Yet they at these
Themselves displease, and ’gainst Him rise.

They rise and needs will have
My dear Lord made away;
A murderer they saved,
The Prince of life they slay,
Yet cheerful He to suffering goes,
That He His foes from thence might free.

In life, no house, no home
My Lord on earth might have;
In death no friendly tomb
But what a stranger gave.
What may I say? Heav’n was His home;
But mine the tomb wherein He lay.

Here might I stay and sing,
No story so divine;
Never was love, dear King!
Never was grief like Thine.
This is my Friend, in Whose sweet praise
I all my days could gladly spend.

Meter: 66 66 44 44. Lyricist: Samuel Crossman (c.1624 – 1684). Public Domain.

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I Can Hear My Saviour Calling (Won’t You Come, Bluegrass, 3 Verses)

I Can Hear My Saviour Calling Lyrics

I can hear my Saviour calling,
Calling gently, far and near;
I can hear the words so clearly,
“Won’t you come and shelter here?”
On my heart the words are falling,
Speaking gently to my soul;
Like the lambs, I hear my Shepherd,
“Won’t you come and be made whole?”

I will come to you, Lord Jesus,
To the shelter of your arm,
Where You go then I will follow,
With no fear, I’m safe from harm.
I can hear the words He’s saying,
Hear them clearly in my heart.
I am praying and am listening
Jesus knows us from the start.

(Instrumental Interlude)

I can hear my Saviour calling,
Calling gently far and near;
I can hear the words so clearly,
“Won’t you come and shelter here?”
I will come to you, Lord Jesus,
To the shelter of your arm;
Where You go then I will follow,
Knowing that I’m safe from harm.

Meter: 87 87 D. Lyricist: Colin Gordon-Farleigh (b. 1943). Words Copyright © 2016 Colin Gordon-Farleigh. Used with permission.

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