Jesu dulcis memoria; Jesu, The Very Thought Of Thee

Hymn for Vespers on the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. A cento of a longer hymn is usually ascribed to Saint Bernard (1091-1153). There are six translations of the hymn; more of this cento. The English translation given in Britt is by E. Caswall; the third verse reads
O Hope of every contrite heart,
O Joy of all the meek,
To those who fall, how kind Thou art
How good to those who seek!
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