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Jesu, 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.

The Christmas carol, "Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring", is based on a seventeenth century German carol, "Jesus bleibet meine Freude, meines Herzens Trost und Saft" written by Martin Janus. This carol was translated to English by Robert S. Bridges and the music was composed by Johann Schop.