27. Jesus, my Joy

1 I’ve found a joy in sorrow,
A secret balm for pain,
A beautiful tomorrow
Of sunshine after rain;

'Tis Jesus, my portion forever,
'Tis Jesus, the First and the Last;
A help very present in trouble,
A shelter from every blast.

2 I’ve found a branch of healing
Near every bitter spring;
A whispered promise stealing
O’er every broken string. [Refrain]

3 I’ve found a glad hosanna
For every woe and wail;
A handful of sweet manna
when grapes of Eschol fail. [Refrain]

4 I’ve found a Rock of Ages
When desert wells are dry;
And, after weary stages,
I’ve found an Elim nigh. [Refrain]

5 An Elim with its coolness,
Its fountains, and its shade;
A blessing in its fullness,
When buds of promise fade. [Refrain]

6 O’er tears of soft contrition
I’ve seen a rainbow light,
A glory and fruition,
So near! yet out of sight. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I've found a joy in sorrow
Title: Jesus, my Joy
Author: Mrs. J. F. Crewdson
Refrain First Line: 'Tis Jesus, my portion forever
Publication Date: 1879
Tune Information
Name: [I've found a joy in sorrow]
Composer: W. J. Kirkpatrick

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