867. 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
and stands forever: Alleluia!
Our hearts are pining
to see thy shining,
dying or living, to thee are cleaving;
naught can us sever: Alleluia!

2 Jesus 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,
triumph o'er sadness,
love him and praise him and still shall raise him
glad hymns forever: Alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: In thee is gladness amid all sadness
Title: In Thee Is Gladness
Author: Johannn Lindemann, 1549-1631
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878
Meter: P M
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Praise, Thanksgiving; New Year; Trust, Guidance
Tune Information
Composer: Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi, 1556-1622
Meter: P M
Key: F Major

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