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