I've Got the Joy

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1 I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy,
Down in my heart,
Down in my heart,
Down in my heart;
I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy,
Down in my heart,
Down in my heart to stay.

2 I've got the peace that passeth understanding,
Down in my heart,
Down in my heart,
Down in my heart;
I've got the peace that passeth understanding,
Down in my heart,
Down in my heart to stay.

3 I've got the love of Jesus, love of Jesus,
Down in my heart,
Down in my heart,
Down in my heart;
I've got the love of Jesus, love of Jesus,
Down in my heart,
Down in my heart to stay.

4 For there is therefore now no condemnation,
Down in my heart,
Down in my heart,
Down in my heart;
For there is therefore now no condemnation,
Down in my heart,
Down in my heart to stay.

Source: Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #384

Author: George W. Cooke

George William Cooke was born in Yorkshire, England in 1884 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. He ran the Delmarva Camp, a Methodist camp that held gospel meetings and revivals. He was later minister of Methodist churches in Buffalo and Rochester New York. 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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African American Heritage Hymnal #622

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Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #398

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Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #384

Scripture Song Database #1721

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Sing With Me #32

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This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #257

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Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #231

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