O Jesus, Thou the Beauty Art is a liturgical hymn from the Breviary for the feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. The text comes from a larger sacred poem, Jesu, Dulcis Memoria. The text is thought to be composed by St. Bernard of Clairvaux (although there’s disagreement about this fact.) The translation into English was done by renowned Cathoic convert Edward Caswall.
O Jesus, Thou the Beauty art
Of angel worlds above!
Thy Name is music to the heart,
Enchanting it with love
O my sweet Jesu! hear the sighs
Which unto Thee I send;
To Thee mine inmost spirit cries,
My being’s hope and end!
Stay with us, Lord, and with Thy light
Illume the soul’s abyss;
Scatter the darkness of our night
And fill the air with bliss.
O Jesu! Spotless Virgin flower!
Our life and joy! to Thee
Be praise, beatitude, and power,
Through all eternity! Amen.