64. In Thee Is Gladness

1 In Thee is gladness amid all sadness,
Jesus, sunshine of my heart!
By Thee are given the gifts of heaven,
Thou the true Redeemer art!
Our souls Thou wakest, our bonds Thou breakest,
Who trusts Thee surely hath built securely,
He stands forever: Allelujah!
Our hearts are pining to see Thy shining,
Dying or living, to Thee are cleaving;
Naught can us sever: Allelujah!

2 If He is ours we fear no powers,
Not of earth, nor sin, nor death!
He sees and blesses in worst distresses;
He can change them with a breath!
Wherefore the story tell of His glory
With heart and voices; all heav'n rejoices
In Him for ever: Allelujah!
We shout for gladness, triumph o'er sadness,
Love Him and praise Him and still shall raise Him
Glad hymns forever: Allelujah!

Text Information
First Line: In Thee is gladness amid all sadness
Title: In Thee Is Gladness
Author: Johann Lindemann (1598)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1858, 1863)
Publication Date: 1974
Meter: 5 5 7 D. 5 5 5 5 9 D.
Scripture: Psalm 4:7; Luke 1:47; Romans 8:31
Topic: Christ: Refuge
Tune Information
Name: IN DIR IST FREUDE
Composer: Giovanni Gastoldi (1591)
Meter: 5 5 7 D. 5 5 5 5 9 D.
Key: F Major or modal



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