O Hope Of Every Contrite Heart

Melody - "St. Agnes," John Bacchus Dykes, 1866

Bernard of Clairvaux (1091-1153), tr. by Edward Caswall, 1849

O hope of every contrite heart,
O joy of all the meek,
To those who fall, how kind Thou art!
How good to those who seek!
2. But what to those who find?
Ah this - Nor tongue nor pen can show;
The love of Jesus, what it is
None but His loved ones show.
3. Jesus, our only joy be Thou,
As Thou our prize will be;
Jesus, be Thou our glory now,
And through eternity.

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