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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Infant holy, infant lowly (Wzlobie Lezy)


Infant holy, infant lowly,
For His bed a cattle stall;
Oxen lowing, little knowing
Christ, the babe, is Lord of all.
Swift are winging, angels singing,
Noels ringing, tidings bringing:
Christ the babe is Lord of all.

Flocks were sleeping, shepherds keeping
Vigil till the morning new
Saw the glory, heard the story,
Tidings of a gospel true.
Thus rejoicing, free from sorrow,
Praises voicing greet the morrow:
Christ the babe was born for you.


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  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 2
  • Tune: Wzlobie Lezy
  • Meter: 87 87 88 77
  • Style: Traditional Polish, Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Lyricist: Unknown traditional Polish
  • Translator: Edith Margaret Gellibrand Redd (1885 – 1933)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.