Jesus, Joy Of Man’s Desiring

I never knew the song by Bach many people play at weddings is about Christ! He is the joy of man’s desiring. Every joy in all of man’s desiring points to the greatest Joy and the Giver of both all joys and all joy-producing gifts:  Christ!

Here are the words:

Jesus, 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.

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