Thursday, December 23, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Hymns: Day 11

     The second to last Christmas hymn in the 12 Days of Christmas Hymns series...a little number called, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring...."and I got more sheep."



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.

Source of lyrics: http://www.hymnlyrics.org/lyricsj/jesu_joy_of_man%27s_desiring.html
Source of picture: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8603547212690715483# (screen capture)

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