I have given my heart to Jesus and I've joy

I have given my heart to Jesus and I've joy

Author: R. H. McDaniel
Tune: [I have given my heart to Jesus]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I have giv’n my heart to Jesus and I’ve joy and peace within;
He has banished all my darkness and has pardoned all my sin;
Now I love to tell the story, precious souls for Him to win,
So I’m happy, yes, I’m happy all the time.

Refrain:
I am happy, O so happy, for I’m on my journey home
To the land of fadeless glory,
Just beyond the Jordan’s foam,
There to dwell with all the holy, never, nevermore to roam,
So I’m happy, Yes, I’m happy all the time.

2 All my doubts and fears have vanished since He came into my soul,
And He fills me with His fullness, sweeter far than can be told,
Making gladness like a river thro’ my heart to sweetly roll;
So I’m happy, yes, I’m happy all the time. [Refrain]

3 I rejoice in all my trials, for by faith I see the day
When the clouds will all be lifted and my tears be wiped away—
When in heav’n I’ll meet my Savior, nevermore from Him to stray;
So I’m happy, yes, I’m happy all the time. [Refrain]

Source: Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #13

Author: R. H. McDaniel

Rufus H. McDaniel was ordained in the Christian church in 1873. He found much joy in church music. He began writing hymns in the 1880's. He wrote, "I feel in my soul that God has something for me to do in brightening the experience of struggling souls. My chief desire is to be a blessing, if possible, to my fellow-men through these hymns and thereby glorify God in the name of his dear son 'whose I am and whom I serve.'" Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have given my heart to Jesus and I've joy
Author: R. H. McDaniel
Refrain First Line: I am happy, O so happy

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