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I Am Happy Anywhere

O the world is full of joy to me

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [O the world is full of joy to me]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O the world is full of joy to me!
I have no fear, no care;
Ev’ry day is full of light to me,
And I am happy anywhere.

Within my heart is heaven’s sunshine;
For the morrow little do I care;
So long as Jesus shows me his smiling face,
I can be happy anywhere.

2 O the world is full of love and light!
Its pleasures now I share;
Jesus makes each passing moment bright,
And I am happy anywhere. [Refrain]

3 O the world holds much of good for me!
God’s love pervades the air;
All around his blessings I can see,
And I am happy anywhere. [Refrain]

4 O the world grows brighter day by day,
More beautiful and fair!
I have Jesus with me all the way,
And I am happy anywhere. [Refrain]

Source: Sunday School Voices: a collection of sacred songs #33

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O the world is full of joy to me
Title: I Am Happy Anywhere
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Within my heart is heaven's
Copyright: Public Domain


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Sunday School Voices #33

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