Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee (TTBB)
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Jesus, the very thought of thee
With sweetness fills my breast;
But sweeter far thy face to see
And in thy presence rest.
Nor voice can sing, nor heart can frame,
Nor can the mem'ry find
A sweeter sound than thy blest name,
O Savior of mankind!
O hope of ev'ry contrite heart,
O joy of all the meek,
To those who fall, how kind thou art!
How good to those who seek!
Jesus, our only joy be thou,
As thou our prize wilt be;
Jesus, be thou our glory now,
And thru eternity.
TTBB setting was commissioned and premiered by the Brigham Young University Men's Chorus (Rosalind Hall, director). Also performed at the October 2015 general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
SATB setting was premiered by the Brigham Young University Chorale in spring 2010 (Bryson Mortensen, director).