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Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring

Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring Lyrics and Music

The uplifting words and lyrics of the beloved hymn begin with "Jesu, joy of man's desiring, Holy wisdom, love most bright" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring" hymn were written by its German author Martin Janus. The author of the hymn, Martin Janus, was born on Circa 1620 and died on Circa 1682. The invigorating music that accompanies the "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring" song of praise was composed by Johann Schop The composer of the music to the "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring" hymn, Johann Schop, was born on Circa 1590 and died on 1664. We have placed "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the inspirational lyrics of this popular Christian song and grand church hymn.

Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring Hymn
Title: Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring *** Name of Composer: Johann Schop *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Martin Janus *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the reverent words of the "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring" lyrics, Martin Janus (Circa 1620-Circa 1682), was born in Merseburg, Saxony-Anhalt and achieved fame as a Protestant pastor, chorister and hymn writer.

Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring Lyrics

Jesu, joy of man's desiring,
Holy wisdom, love most bright;
Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring
Soar to uncreated light.
Word of God, our flesh that fashioned,
With the fire of life impassioned,
Striving still to truth unknown,
Soaring, dying round Thy throne.

Through the way where hope is guiding,
Hark, what peaceful music rings;
Where the flock, in Thee confiding,
Drink of joy from deathless springs.
Theirs is beauty's fairest pleasure;
Theirs is wisdom's holiest treasure.
Thou dost ever lead Thine own
In the love of joys unknown.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring", Johann Schop (Circa 1590-1664), was born in Lower Saxony and became famous as a musician and composer.Johann Schop became a member of the Royal Danish Court musicians in Copenhagen.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Martin Janus (Circa 1620 to Circa 1682)
Nationality of Author: German

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: Unknown

Name of Composer of Music: Johann Schop (Circa 1590 to 1664)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Jesu, joy of man's desiring, Holy wisdom, love most bright"
First Publication Date: 1661

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