818. In Thee Is Gladness

1 In Thee is gladness
Amid all sadness,
Jesus, sunshine of my heart.
By Thee are given
The gifts of heaven,
Thou the true Redeemer art.
Our souls Thou wakest,
Our bonds Thou breakest;
Who trusts Thee surely
Has built securely;
He stands forever: Allelujah!
Our hearts are pining
To see Thy shining,
Dying or living
To Thee are cleaving;
Naught can us sever: Allelujah!

2 If He is ours,
We fear no powers,
Not of earth nor sin nor death.
He sees and blesses
In worst distresses;
He can change them with a breath.
Wherefore the story
Tell of His glory
With hearts and voices;
All heav'n rejoices
In Him for ever: Allelujah!
We shout for gladness,
Triumph o'er sadness,
Love Him and praise Him
And still shall raise Him
Glad hymns forever: Allelujah!

Text Information
First Line: In Thee is gladness
Title: In Thee Is Gladness
Author: Johann Lindemann, 1549-1631
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 557 D 55554 D
Scripture: John 16:20-22; 1 Peter 1:6-9; Psalm 30:11-12; Romans 8:38-39
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: IN DIR IST FREUDE
Composer: Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi, c. 1556-c. 1622
Meter: 557 D 55554 D
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Würtembergishes Neues Choralbuch, 1956 (Setting)
Copyright: Setting © 1956 Bärenreiter



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