In you is gladness

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1 In you is gladness
Amid all sadness,
Jesus, sunshine of my heart.
By you are given
The gifts of heaven,
You the true Redeemer are.
Our souls are waking;
Our bonds are breaking.
Who trusts you surely
Has built securely
And stands forever. Alleluia!
Our hearts are pining
To see your shining,
Dying or living
To you are clinging
Now and forever. Alleluia!

2 If he is ours,
We fear no powers,
Not of earth or sin or 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 forever. Alleluia!
We shout for gladness,
Win over sadness,
Love him and praise him
And still shall raise him
Glad hymns forever. Alleluia!

Source: Lutheran Worship #442

Author: Johann Lindemann

Lindemann, Johann, son of Nicolaus Lindemann, burgess at Gotha, was born at Gotha c. 1550. He attended the Gymnasium at Gotha, and apparently thereafter studied and graduated M.A. at Jena. He appears to have become cantor at Gotha in 1571 or 1572, and retired from this post, on a pension, in 1631. In 1634 he Was a member of the new Council at Gotha. The date of his death is unknown. (Monatshefte für Musikgeschichte, 1878, p. 73; manuscript from Superintendent Dr. Otto Dreyer, of Gotha, &c. The extant register of births at Gotha only goes back to 1566, that of deaths only to 1659.) Lindemann's Decades Amorum Filii Dei seem to have been published at Erfurt, 1594 and 1596. The ed. of 1598 [Royal Library, Berlin] is entitled Amorum Filii De… Go to person page >

Translator: Henry F. W. Proeve

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Translator: David Schubert

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First Line: In you is gladness
Author: Johann Lindemann
Translator: Henry F. W. Proeve
Translator: David Schubert
Meter: 557.557.5555.9.5555.9
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Copyright: Translation © H. F. W. Proeve and D. A. Schubert



IN DIR IST FREUDE is one of many balletti (dance-like songs) written by Giovanni G. Gastoldi, a priest and composer from Mantua, Italy. It was originally published in his Balleti a cinque voce (1591 ), where it was set to "Alieta vi.a, Amor ciinuita", which like so many balletti had a "fa-la-la" ref…

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