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Sola Online Worship eResource

We have re-organized and expanded our SOWeR hymns and music page, not only making it more searchable but also adding much more information for our subscribers. Each hymn on our site now has its own web page,with text-only lyrics for use in bulletins and overhead projection, downloadable image files with words and music, lead sheets with guitar chords, as well as pdf files of full hymn scores from the ReClaim Hymnal.

This is a work in progress; it will take some time to complete all of the hymns. Be sure to check back as our online repertoire of music keeps growing!

Sola's Quickguide to Hymn Tunes: 
Check out this table that shows common hymn tunes you'll find on SOWeR's Hymns and Music page. 

Check out the printed versions:
ReClaim Hymnal Hardcover Pew Edition
ReClaim Hymnal Spiral-Bound Edition

Jesus the Very Thought of You

Public Domain

Lead Sheet (PDF)

melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)

Key of G
Text: Bernard of Clairvaux, tr. Edward Caswall
Music: John B. Dykes
Tune: St. Agnes
LBW/WOV Hymn: #316
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #Sola
Category: General;    Theme: Hope
Scripture: Ephesians 3:19

1 Jesus, the very thought of you Fills us with sweet delight;
But sweeter far your face to view And rest within your light. 

2 No voice can sing, no heart can frame, Nor can the mind recall
A sweeter sound than your blest name, O Savior of us all!

3 O Hope of ev'ry contrite soul, O Joy of all the meek,
How kind you are to those who fall! How good to those who seek!

4 O Jesus, be our joy today; Help us to prize your love;
Grant us at last to hear you say; "Come, share my home above."