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Jesu, The Very Thought Of Thee Publication Details

 

 
  Catalogue Number -
PEL2007 SATB

Voicing/Instrumentation -
SATB Choir with
Organ accompaniment

Level of Difficulty -
Moderate

Uses/Season -
Concert, Service Anthem, Easter
Duration -
5:30 mins

Pages Music -
12 pages - 20 page booklet
 
Format -
SATB/organ choral octavo

Copyright Year - 1994

Perusal Score PDF
SATB perusal only

 
 
 


Description/Remarks

PEL2007 Jesu, The Very Thought of Thee: Halley’s arrangement of Slater’s melody is lush and lyrical, a beautiful watercolor of vocal harmonies and organ line.  

Created for the Elora Festival Singers, Noel Edison, director.

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"Paul Halley's clever and very attractive arrangement of Gordon Slater's 'Jesu the very thought of thee' takes the melody out of its lowly hymn status into a fine anthem but one suitable for most church choirs. - Music Web International

"The more liturgical pieces in the center of the album are all fine, and beautifully done. Of these, one stands out in particular relief: "Jesu, The Very Thought of Thee." It is simply drop-dead gorgeous, with Halley's pipe organ providing a stunning backdrop and underpinnings to the chorus." - Bob Zeidler, Amazon.com Reviews


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"Jesu, The Very Thought Of Thee"
from the recording 'Wondrous Love'.
 



 

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"Jesu, The Very Thought of Thee"
from Wondrous Love CD
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Wondrous Love CD
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  Texts

Jesu, The Very Thought of Thee

Words: Twelfth Century Latin, trans. Edward Caswell
Melody: Gordon Slater
 

Jesu, the very thought of thee
With sweetness fills the breast;
But sweeter far thy face to see,
And in thy presence rest. 

No voice can sing, no heart can frame,
Nor can the memory find
A sweeter sound than Jesus’ name,
The saviour of mankind. 

O hope of every contrite heart,
O joy of all the meek,
To those who ask how kind thou art,
How good to those who seek. 

But what to those who find? Ah! this
Nor tongue nor pen can show;
The love of Jesus, what it is
None but his loved ones know. 

Jesu, our only joy be thou,
As thou our prize wilt be;
In thee be all our glory now,
And through eternity.