Jesu, the very thought is sweet (Charles Wood)

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  • CPDL #32706:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2014-08-15).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 66 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the Church Anthem book of the Church of Scotland (OUP, 1933). MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #03160:     
Editor: Denis Mason (submitted 2002-01-14).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 125 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: arr. Men's voices (ATTB) by D G Mason.
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  • CPDL #03159:     
Editor: Denis Mason (submitted 2002-01-14).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 124 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: original SATB version.
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General Information

Title: Jesu, the very thought is sweet
Composer: Charles Wood
Lyricist: John Mason Neale

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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Jesu! the very thought is sweet;
In that dear name all heart-joys meet;
No word is sung more sweet than this,
No sound is heard more full of bliss,
Than Jesus, Jesus, Son of God most high.

St Bernard of Clairvaux (1091-1153)
translated by J M Neale