The Joy Life

There's a world of joy and gladness

Author: Lina Zook Ressler
Tune: [There's a world of joy and gladness]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a world joy and gladness,
And its gladness we impart
In dispelling gloom and sadness
From the weary, troubled heart.
God, who loves us, gives the blessing—
Pure and precious joys in Him
For the soul tow’rd Heaven pressing,
For the life all cleansed from sin.

Refrain:
Live the joy-life day by day,
Learn to labor, watch and pray;
Claim your grace and strength from Jesus;
Live the joy-life day by day.

2 Clouds for moments veil the glory
Of the joy-life from the sky,
Yet the sun is ever shining—
We may find it if we try;
Jesus knows and loves us ever,
And in Him this joy we find;
Neither life nor death can sever
Precious ties so strong and kind. [Refrain]

3 Daily duties are but blessings,
Sometimes hard and drear they seem,
But while gladly onward pressing,
Soon we’ll catch the glory-gleam;
Never task too hard or heavy
For His strength to help along;
Never step so sad or weary,
But will brighten with a song. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14791

Author: Lina Zook Ressler

Lina Z. Ressler (1869-1948) and her husband, Jacob, were Mennonite missionaries in India during the early part of the twentieth century. Prior to her work in India, Lina had worked in home missions in the Chicago area, and after their return from the mission field the couple worked for a Mennonite publishing house. Archived papers, Mennonite Church USA Archives-Goshen; Mennonite Library and Archives, Bethel College, North Newton, KS… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a world of joy and gladness
Title: The Joy Life
Author: Lina Zook Ressler
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Live the joy life day by day
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #14791
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #14791

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