My heart rejoiceth in the Lord.@1 Samuel 2:1

Elizabeth R. Charles, The Three Wakings, and Other Poems 1859.

Dover Aaron Williams, 1770 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Come and rejoice with me!
For once my heart was poor,
And I have found a treasury
Of love, a boundless store.

Come and rejoice with me!
I who was sick at heart,
Have met with One who knows my cause,
And knows the healing art.

Come and rejoice with me!
For I was wearied sore,
And I have found a mighty arm
Which holds me evermore.

Come and rejoice with me!
My feet so wide did roam,
And One has sought me from afar,
And beareth me safe home.

Come and rejoice with me!
For I have found a friend
Who knows my heart’s most secret depths,
Yet loves me without end.

I knew not of His love,
And He had loved so long,
With love so faithful and so deep,
So tender and so strong.

And now I know it all,
Have heard and know His voice,
And hear it still from day to day—
Can I enough rejoice?