1 Rejoice, my heart, be glad and sing,
A cheerful trust maintain;
For God, the source of ev'rything,
Your portion shall remain.
2 He is your treasure, He your joy,
Your life and light and Lord,
Your Counselor when doubts annoy,
Your shield and great reward.
3 Why spend the day in blank despair,
In restless thought the night?
On your Creator cast your care;
He makes your burdens light.
4 Did not His love and truth and pow'r
Guard ev'ry childhood day?
And did He not in threat'ning hour
Turn dreaded ills away?
5 He only will with patience chide,
His rod falls gently down;
And all your sins He casts aside
In ocean depths to drown.
6 His wisdom never plans in vain,
Nor falters nor mistakes.
All that His counsels may ordain
A blessed ending makes.
7 Upon your lips, then, lay your hand
And trust His guiding love;
Then like a rock thy peace shall stand
Here and in heav'n above.
Source: Lutheran Service Book #737
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #443||Rejoice, My Heart, Be Glad and Sing||Rejoice, my heart, be glad and sing||ICH SINGE DIR||Paul Gerhardt, 1607-76; John Kelly, 1833-90||CM||1993||Trust ||
|Lutheran Service Book #737||Rejoice, My Heart, Be Glad and Sing||Rejoice, my heart, be glad and sing||ICH SINGE DIR||Paul Gerhardt, 1607-76; John Kelly, 1833-90||C M||Psalm 28:7; Psalm 27:1-6; Micah 7:18-19; Psalm 73:25-26||2006|
|Lutheran Worship #424||Rejoice, My Heart, Be Glad||Rejoice, my heart, be glad||ICH SINGE DIR||John Kelly, 1833-90; Paul Gerhardt, 1607-78||CM||1982||Cross and Comfort ||