O Jesus, King Most Wonderful
By: attr. Bernard of Clairwaux

O Jesus, King most wonderful!
O Conqueror renowned!
O Source of peace ineffable,
In whom all joys are found:

When once you visit darkened hearts,
Then truth begins to shine,
Then earthly vanity departs,
Then kindles love divine.

O Jesus, light of all below,
The fount of life and fire,
Surpassing all the joys we know,
All that we can desire:

May every heart confess your name,
Forever you adore,
And, seeking you, itself inflame
To seek you more and more!

Oh, may our tongues forever bless,
May we love you alone
And ever in our lives express
The image of your own!

Hymn # 274 from Lutheran Worship
Author: J. Leavitt
Tune: Hiding Place
1st Published in: 1873