737. Rejoice, My Heart, Be Glad and Sing

1 Rejoice, my heart, be glad and sing,
A cheerful trust maintain;
For God, the source of ev'rything,
Your portion shall remain.

2 He is your treasure, He your joy,
Your life and light and Lord,
Your Counselor when doubts annoy,
Your shield and great reward.

3 Why spend the day in blank despair,
In restless thought the night?
On your Creator cast your care;
He makes your burdens light.

4 Did not His love and truth and pow'r
Guard ev'ry childhood day?
And did He not in threat'ning hour
Turn dreaded ills away?

5 He only will with patience chide,
His rod falls gently down;
And all your sins He casts aside
In ocean depths to drown.

6 His wisdom never plans in vain,
Nor falters nor mistakes.
All that His counsels may ordain
A blessed ending makes.

7 Upon your lips, then, lay your hand
And trust His guiding love;
Then like a rock thy peace shall stand
Here and in heav'n above.

Text Information
First Line: Rejoice, my heart, be glad and sing
Title: Rejoice, My Heart, Be Glad and Sing
Author: Paul Gerhardt, 1607-76
Translator: John Kelly, 1833-90
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: C M
Scripture: ; ; ;
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ICH SINGE DIR
Meter: C M
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Harmonischer Lieder-Schatz, Frankfurt, 1738; The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)



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