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[I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart]

[I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart]

Composer: George W Cooke
Published in 20 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Composer: 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 >

Tune Information

Title: [I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart]
Composer: George W Cooke
Incipit: 56717 65332 12275
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Traditional
Copyright: Public Domain


Piano Solo

  • The Church Pianist Volume 30 Number 6 July August 2014: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Larry Shackley; Mark Hayes
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2014) pp. 12
  • Gospel Hymns We Love: Your Favorite Composers Share a Few of their Favorites
    Composer/Editors Larry F. Pugh; Pepper Choplin
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2008) pp. 48
  • One Lord, One Faith: Timeless Hymns & Contemporary Praise Songs
    Composer/Editor Marilynn Joy Ham
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1997) pp. 21
  • Proclaim the Glory: Piano Arrangements by Jan Sanborn
    Composer/Editor Jan Sanborn
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (1988) pp. 32
  • Amazing Grace and Other Gospel Favorites: Arranged for Piano Solo
    Composer/Editor Jan Sanborn
    Published By: Gentry Publications (1973) pp. 6


Instances (1 - 11 of 11)
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African American Heritage Hymnal #622

Himnario Adventista del Séptimo Día #458


Hymns for a Pilgrim People #398

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

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One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism #433


Sing With Me #32


Small Church Music #6840

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This Far By Faith #257

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Total Praise #616


Worship in Song #231

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Yes, Lord! #426

Include 9 pre-1979 instances
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