Joy in Sorrow

I've found a joy in sorrow

Author: Mrs. T. D. Crewdson
Tune: [I've found a joy in sorrow]
Published in 26 hymnals

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1 I’ve found a joy in sorrow,
A secret balm for pain,
A beautiful tomorrow
Of sunshine after rain;

Refrain:
'Tis Jesus, my portion forever,
'Tis Jesus, the First and the Last;
A help very present in trouble,
A shelter from every blast.

2 I’ve found a branch of healing
Near every bitter spring;
A whispered promise stealing
O’er every broken string. [Refrain]

3 I’ve found a glad hosanna
For every woe and wail;
A handful of sweet manna
when grapes of Eschol fail. [Refrain]

4 I’ve found a Rock of Ages
When desert wells are dry;
And, after weary stages,
I’ve found an Elim nigh. [Refrain]

5 An Elim with its coolness,
Its fountains, and its shade;
A blessing in its fullness,
When buds of promise fade. [Refrain]

6 O’er tears of soft contrition
I’ve seen a rainbow light,
A glory and fruition,
So near! yet out of sight. [Refrain]

Source: Beulah Songs: a choice collection of popular hymns and music, new and old. Especially adapted to camp meetings, prayer and conference meetings, family worship, and all other assemblies where Jesus... #27

Author: Mrs. T. D. Crewdson

Crewdson, Jane, née Fox, daughter of George Fox, of Perraw, Cornwall, was born at Perraw, October, 1809; married to Thomas Crewdson, of Manchester, 1836; and died at Summerlands, near Manchester, Sept. 14, 1863. During a long illness Mrs. Crewdson composed her works published as:— (1) Lays of the Reformation, 1860. (2) A Little While, and Other Poems (posthumous), 1864. (3) The Singer of Eisenach, n.d.; and (4) Aunt Jane's Verses for Children, 1851. 2nd ed. 1855, 3rd 1871. From these works nearly a dozen of her hymns have come into common use. The best known are, "O for the peace which floweth as a river," and "There is no sorrow, Lord, too light." In addition to these and others which are annotated under their respective first line… Go to person page >

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First Line: I've found a joy in sorrow
Title: Joy in Sorrow
Author: Mrs. T. D. Crewdson
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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