O Jesu, Light of all below (Joseph Barnby)

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  • (Posted 2018-11-08)   CPDL #51763:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-11-08).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 48 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP. Note values halved. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

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Title: O Jesu, Light of all below
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: Edward Caswall

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First Published: 1897 in Hymn tunes, no. 17, p. 8.

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Original text and translations

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1  O Jesu, Light of all below
Thou fount of living fire,
Surpassing all the joys we know,
And all we can desire!

2  When once Thou visitest the heart,
Then truth begins to shine,
Then earthly vanities depart,
Then kindles love divine.

3  O Jesu Saviour, hear the sighs
Which unto Thee we send;
To Thee our inmost spirit cries,
To Thee our prayers ascend.

4  Abide with us, and let Thy light
Shine, Lord, on every heart;
Dispel the darkness of our night,
And joy to all impart.

5  O Jesu, King of earth and heaven,
Our life and joy! To Thee
Be honour, thanks and blessing given
Through all eternity!