Dulcis Jesu memoria

                                                                                                                              Pluscarden Abbey, Scotland

                                                                                    Schola Sanctae Scholasticae and St. Cecilia's Abbey, UK 

Dulcis Jesu JPEG from PBC + LH text


1.  Sweet is the remembrance of Jesus,           
     giving true joy to the heart,                              
     but his presence is sweeter than honey,    
     sweeter than everything.

2.  Nothing more delightful can be sung,      
     nothing more pleasant heard,                    
     nothing sweeter thought                                
     than Jesus the Son of God.

3.  O Jesu, delight of our hearts,              
     wellspring of what is true, light of our minds, 
     You surpass every [other] joy                          
     and every desire.

4.  When You visit our hearts,                        
     then does truth shine therein,                              
     we see how little the vanity of the world is worth 
     and true love grows warm within.

5.  Generous as You are, grant us pardon,             
     [and] an abundance of Your love;                
     through your presence enable us                        
     to see Your glory.

6.  To Thee do we sing our praises,                       
     Thou Who art the beloved Son,                
     revealed by the illustrious splendour                  
     of the Father and the [Holy] Spirit.  Amen.

 In Honour of the Holy Name of Jesus                                                                                                            

Suggested use: Vespers Hymn for Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus; Lauds Hymn for Feast of Transfiguration;              
                       Mass: Offertory, Communion


Note: The above music is from the Parish Book of Chant (CMAA, 2012, p 187) and used with permission from The Church Music Association of America. The Latin text is from the Liber Hymnarius (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, 1998, page 409) and used with permission from The Abbaye Saint-Pierre, Solesmes, France. To obtain the music with updated notation, please purchase the Liber Hymnarius solesmes.com ).  

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