I've Got the Joy

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1 I have the joy, joy, joy, joy
down in my heart, (where?)
down in my heart, (where?)
down in my heart,
I have the joy, joy, joy, joy
down in my heart, (where?)
down in my heart to stay.
And I'm so happy, so very happy,
I have the love of Jesus in my heart.
And I'm so happy, so very happy,
I have the love of Jesus in my heart.

2 I have the love of Jesus, love of Jesus,
down in my heart, (where?)
down in my heart, (where?)
down in my heart,
I have the love of Jesus, love of Jesus,
down in my heart, (where?)
down in my heart to stay.
And I'm so happy, so very happy,
I have the love of Jesus in my heart.
And I'm so happy, so very happy,
I have the love of Jesus in my heart.

3 I have the peace that passes understanding,
down in my heart, (where?)
down in my heart, (where?)
down in my heart,
I have the peace that passes understanding,
down in my heart, (where?)
down in my heart to stay.
And I'm so happy, so very happy,
I have the love of Jesus in my heart.
And I'm so happy, so very happy,
I have the love of Jesus in my heart.

4 I have the wonderful love of my blessed Redeemer
down in my heart, (where?)
down in my heart, (where?)
down in my heart,
I have the wonderful love of my blessed Redeemer,
down in my heart, (where?)
down in my heart to stay.
And I'm so happy, so very happy,
I have the love of Jesus in my heart.
And I'm so happy, so very happy,
I have the love of Jesus in my heart.

Source: Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #398

Author: George W. Cooke

George William Cooke was born in Yorkshire, England in 1824 and died in Jamestown, New York in 1951. He was the author of "Joy in My Heart" which was copyrighted in 1926 (but not renewed). At that time he was living in Wilmington, Delaware. He was a minister and associated with a group called Gospel Crusaders which was associated with the Methodist Church. Dianne Shapiro from research done by Richard L. Green Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart
Title: I've Got the Joy
Author: George W. Cooke
Source: Traditional
Language: English
Refrain First Line: And I'm so happy
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 7 of 7)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #622TextPage Scan
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #398Text
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #384
Scripture Song Database #1721
Sing With Me #32Text
This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #257TextPage Scan
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #231
Include 25 pre-1979 instances
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