1 Rejoice in God alway;
When earth looks heavenly bright,
When joy makes glad the livelong day,
And peace shuts in the night.
2 Rejoice when care and woe
The fainting soul oppress;
When tears at wakeful midnight flow,
And morn brings heaviness.
3 Rejoice in hope and fear;
Rejoice in life and death;
Rejoice when threatening storms are near,
And comfort languisheth.
4 So, though our path is steep,
And many a tempest lowers,
Our Father will our footsteps keep,
And his dear love be ours.
Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #709
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Rejoice in Christ alway. J. Moultrie. [Advent.] Published in his Dream of Life, &c, 1843, p. 152, in 5 stanzas of 8 lines.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)