In Thee is gladness Amid all sadnessTranslator: Catherine Winkworth; Author: Johann Lindemann (1598)
Tune: IN DIR IST FREUDE
Published in 23 hymnals
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1 In Thee is gladness amid all sadness,
Jesus, day-star 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
has built securely and stands forever: Allelujah!
Our hearts are longing to see thy dawning.
Living or dying, in thee abiding,
naught can us sever: Allelujah!
2 Jesus is ours!
We fear no powers,
not of earth or sin or death.
He sees and blesses in worst distresses;
he can change them with a breath.
Wherefore the story -
tell of His glory with hearts and voices;
all heaven rejoices in him forever: Allelujah!
We shout for gladness,
triumph o'er sadness,
love him and praise him,
and still shall raise him
glad hymns forever: Allelujah!
|First Line:||In Thee is gladness Amid all sadness|
|Title:||In Thee is gladness|
|German Title:||In Dir ist Freude in allem Leide|
|Author:||Johann Lindemann (1598)|
st. 2 = Rom. 8:35-39, Heb. 4:14-16
Cantor Johann Lindemann (b. Gotha, Thuringia, Germany, 1549; d. Gotha, 1631) wrote this text to fit the tune IN DIR IST FREUDE. It was published in Lindemann's Amarum Filii Dei Decades Duae (1598). Lindemann attended the gymnasium (high school) in Gotha and then studied at the University of Jena. He returned to Gotha, where he served on the council and became a cantor in several churches (1580-1631). One of the signers of the Lutheran Formula of Concord (1577), Lindemann published Amarum Filii Dei Decades Duae (1598), which included his "In You Is Gladness." Catherine Winkworth (PHH 194) prepared the English translation for the second series of her Lyra Germanica (1858).
The text confesses with joy the Christian's security of walking intimately with God through the ups and downs of daily life. The two long stanzas consist of various short biblical phrases and allusions woven into an integrated pattern of praise and petition, confession and rejoicing. All are punctuated by periodic "alleluias." The words of the text suggest Q&A 1 of the Heidelberg Catechism.
Many occasions of worship in which encouragement and joy in Christ's saving work are appropriate in the face of "sin or death or night"; after Lord's Supper; funerals.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 11 of 11)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #221||In Thee Is Gladness||In Thee is gladness||IN DIR IST FREUDE||Johann Lindemann, 1549-ca. 1631; Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878||Irregular||1994||Devotional | ; Joy | ; Praise | ; Prayer ||
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #346||In You Is Gladness||In you is gladness||IN DIR IST FREUDE||Johann Lindemann, 1549-1631; Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78||PM||1993||Redeemer ||
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #149||In Thee is Gladness||In Thee is gladness Amid all sadness||IN DIR IST FREUDE||J. Lindemann, 1549-1631; C. Winkworth, 1827-1878||P M||Romans 8:37-39||1996||Presentation of Christ | ; Christmas 1 ||
|Evangelical Lutheran Worship #867||In Thee Is Gladness||In thee is gladness amid all sadness||IN DIR IST FREUDE||Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878; Johannn Lindemann, 1549-1631||P M||2006||Praise, Thanksgiving | ; New Year | ; Trust, Guidance ||
|Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #344||In Thee Is Gladness||In thee is gladness||IN DIR IST FREUDE||Catherine Winkworkth ; Johann Lindemann||5.5.7 D 18.104.22.168.5.4 D||Romans 8:35-39; Hebrews 4:14-16||2013||Church Year | Easter/Season of Easter; Powers of Darkness | ; Joy | ; Walk with God ||
|Lutheran Service Book #818||In Thee Is Gladness||In Thee is gladness||IN DIR IST FREUDE||Johann Lindemann, 1549-1631; Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78||557 D 55554 D||John 16:20-22; 1 Peter 1:6-9; Psalm 30:11-12; Romans 8:38-39||2006|
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #566||In You Is Gladness||In you is gladness||IN DIR IST FREUDE||Johann Lindemann; Catherine Winkworth||PM||Romans 8:35-39; Hebrews 4:14-16; Philippians 1:21; Romans 8:36; Hebrews 4:16||1987||New Year - Old Year | ; Praise & Adoration | ; Walk with God | ; Alleluias | ; Assurance | ; Lord's Supper | ; Missions | ; Providence | ; Witness ||
|Small Church Music #2099||In Dir Ist Freude||In Thee is gladness||IN DIR IST FREUDE||Johann Lindemann|
|The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #302||Lord of All Gladness||Lord of all gladness||IN DIR IST FREUDE||Johann Lindemann, 1549-1631; Glen V. Wiberg, 1925-; Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878||Irregular||Psalm 4:7; Isaiah 35:10-11; John 16:22||1996||6th Sunday after Pentecost | ; Aspiration | ; Praise to Christ Jesus | ; Providence | ; Victory in Conflict ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #3010||In Thee Is Gladness||In Thee is gladness, amid all sadness||IN DIR IST FREUDE||Johann Lindemann; Catherine Winkworth||irr.||<cite>Amorum Filii Dei Decades Duae</cite> (Erfurt, Germany: 1598); Translation: <cite>Lyra Germanica</cite>, second series, 1858|
|The United Methodist Hymnal #169||In Thee is Gladness||In thee is gladness||IN DIR IST FREUDE||Catherine Winkworth; Johann Lindemann||Irr.||1989||Christian Year | New Year; The Grace of Jesus Christ | In Praise of Christ; Christian Year | Easter; Eternal Life | ; Jesus Christ | ; Jesus Christ | Love For; Joy | ; Trust ||