552. 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 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 heart 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
Title: In Thee Is Gladness
Original Language: German
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878 (alt.)
Author: Johann Lindemann, 1549-c. 1631
Meter: P M
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Topic: Celebration, Jubilation; Trust, Guidance
Tune Information
Composer: Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi, c. 1556-1722
Meter: P M
Key: F Major
Copyright: Setting © 1969 Concordia Publishing House

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