Jesus, Thou Soul Of All Our Joys – Hymn Lyric
Jesus, Thou Soul of All Our Joys: Finding Joy in the Love of Jesus In this hymn, we are reminded of the central role Jesus plays in our lives and the joy that comes from knowing Him. As we lift up our voices and exert our strength in singing this hymn, we seek the grace of Jesus to compose us into a thankful frame and to tune our hearts. Our worship should be focused on bringing glory to Him alone, guarding against distractions or selfish motives. May our lives be filled with the love of Jesus, finding true joy and purpose in Him.
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Jesus, Thou Soul Of All Our Joys – Hymn Lyric
Thou soul of all our joys,
For Whom we now lift up our voice,
And all our strength exert;
Vouchsafe the grace we humbly claim,
Compose into a thankful frame,
And tune Thy people’s heart.
While in the heavenly work we join,
Thy glory be our whole design,
Thy glory, not our own:
Still let us keep our end in view,
And still the pleasing task pursue,
To please our God alone.
The secret pride, the subtle sin,
O let it never more steal in,
To offend Thy glorious eyes,
To desecrate our hallowed strain,
And make our solemn service vain,
And mar our sacrifice!
To magnify Thy awful Name,
To spread the honors of the Lamb,
Let us our voices raise;
Our souls’ and bodies’ powers unite,
Regardless of our own delight,
And dead to human praise.
Still let us on our guard be found,
And watch against the power of sound
With sacred jealousy;
Lest haply sense should damp our zeal,
And music’s charms bewitch and steal
Our hearts away from Thee.
That hurrying strife far oft remove,
That noisy burst of selfish love,
Which swells the formal song;
The joy from out our hearts arise,
And speak and sparkle in our eyes,
And vibrate on our tongue.
Thee let us praise, our common Lord,
And sweetly join with one accord
Thy goodness to proclaim:
Jesus, Thyself in us reveal,
And all our faculties shall feel
Thy harmonizing Name.
With calmly reverential joy,
O let us all our lives employ
In setting forth Thy love;
And raise in death our triumph higher,
And sing with all the heavenly choir,
That endless song above!
Meaning of Jesus, Thou Soul Of All Our Joys
Jesus, Thou Soul of All Our Joys: Finding Joy in the Love of Jesus
In this hymn, we are reminded of the central role Jesus plays in our lives and the joy that comes from knowing Him. As we lift up our voices and exert our strength in singing this hymn, we seek the grace of Jesus to compose us into a thankful frame and to tune our hearts.
As we engage in the heavenly work of worshiping Jesus, our whole design should be to bring glory to Him, not to ourselves. We must keep our end in view and pursue the pleasing task of pleasing God alone. We should guard ourselves against any secret pride or subtle sin that may steal in and offend God’s glorious eyes. Our worship should not be in vain or desecrate the sacredness of our service.
To magnify the name of Jesus and spread the honors of the Lamb, we must unite the powers of our souls and bodies. Our focus should be on pleasing God, regardless of our own delight or human praise. We must be on guard against the power of sound and ensure that our zeal remains undampened by the charms of music, which could potentially steal our hearts away from Jesus.
Let us remove the hurrying strife and noisy burst of selfish love that may intrude upon our formal song. Instead, let the joy from our hearts arise and be evident in our eyes and on our tongues. Our praise should be directed toward our common Lord, Jesus. May we join with one accord to proclaim His goodness and reveal Jesus Himself in us, allowing His harmonizing name to touch and transform all our faculties.
With a calm and reverential joy, let us employ all our lives in setting forth the love of Jesus. May our worship of Him continue even in death, raising our triumph higher and joining the heavenly choir in singing that endless song above.
Jesus, Thou Soul of All Our Joys reminds us of the profound joy and fulfillment we find in the love of Jesus. It encourages us to focus on glorifying Him, guarding against distractions or selfish motives in our worship. As we lift our voices in praise, may our hearts be aligned with His and may His love be evident in our lives. Let us seek to truly know Jesus as the soul of all our joys, finding lasting satisfaction and purpose in Him.
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