Scripture Verse

The love of Christ, which passeth knowledge.@Ephesians 3:19

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Ra­di­ant Songs, by John Swe­ney et al. (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1891), num­ber 92.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney
(1837–1899)

Lyrics

There is joy in my soul,
For the Savior is mine,
I am wearing the pledge
Of His Spirit divine;
Every promise by faith
Through His grace I may claim,
Oh, His love passeth knowledge,
All praise to His name.

Refrain

There is joy in my soul,
There is joy in my song,
I am nearing the gates
Of the bright, shining throng;
And I list to the music
Of Eden so fair,
Hallelujah to Jesus,
I soon shall be there.

There is joy in my soul
That will never depart,
My redeemer has made
His abode in my heart;
From the tempter and sin
I am kept every hour,
Oh, His love passeth knowledge,
So great is its power.

Refrain

There is joy in my soul
Though the clouds may arise,
Yet the bow of His mercy
Ne’er fades from the skies;
I am standing by faith
Where the pure waters glide,
Oh, His love passeth knowledge,
So deep and so wide.

Refrain

There is joy in my soul,
There is rapture and rest,
In my Savior and Lord
I am perfectly blest;
’Twill be only a step
Ere my feet press the shore,
Then His love passeth knowledge,
I’ll shout evermore.

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