Jesus is the Joy of Living

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1 I have found a wondrous Saviour,
Jesus Christ, The Soul's Delight;
Ev'ry blessing of His favor
Fills my heart with hope so bright.

Jesus is the Joy of Living,
He's the Kng of Life to me;
Unto Him my all I'm giving,
His forevermore to be.
I will do what He commands me,
Anywhere He leads 'll go;
Jesus is the Joy of Living,
He's the dearest Friend I know.

2 Life is growing rich with beauty,
toil has lost its weary strain,
Now a halo crowns each duty,
And I sing a glad refrain. [Chorus]

3 Heav'nly wisdom He provides me,
Grace to keep my spirit free;
In His own sweet way he guides me
When the path I cannot see. [Chorus]

4 O what splendor, O what glory,
O what matchless pow'r divine,
Is the Christ of Gospel story,
Christ, the Saviour, who is mine. [Chorus]

Source: Revival Hymns and Choruses #125

Author: A. H. Ackley

Alfred Henry Ackley was born 21 January 1887 in Spring Hill, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest son of Stanley Frank Ackley and the younger brother of B. D. Ackley. His father taught him music and he also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in Maryland and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1914. He served churches in Pennsylvania and California. He also worked with the Billy Sunday and Homer Rodeheaver evangelist team and for Homer Rodeheaver's publishing company. He wrote around 1500 hymns. He died 3 July 1960 in Los Angeles. Dianne Shapiro (from by Ed Ackley and Allen C. Ackley) Go to person page >



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