Scripture Verse

Thou shalt have joy and gladness. Luke 1:14


Catherine Winkworth (1827–1878)

Words: Jo­hann Lin­de­mann, Amor­um Fil­ii Dei De­ca­des Du­ae (Er­furt, Ger­ma­ny: 1598) (In dir ist Freude). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Ca­the­rine Wink­worth, Ly­ra Ger­ma­ni­ca, se­cond ser­ies, 1858.

Music: In dir ist Freude from the ma­dri­gal Ali­eta vi­ta, adapt­ed in Ba­let­ti a Cin­que Vo­ci, Gio­van­ni G. Gas­tol­di, 1593 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Giovanni G. Gastoldi (1556–1609)


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 mak­est, our bonds Thou break­est;
Who trusts Thee sure­ly hath built se­cure­ly,
And stands for­ev­er. Al­le­lu­ia!

If God be ours, we fear no pow­ers,
Not of earth or sin or death.
God sees and bless­es in worst dis­tresses,
And can change them in a breath.
Wherefore the sto­ry tell of God’s glo­ry
With heart and voic­es; all Hea­ven re­joic­es,
Singing for­ev­er: Al­le­lu­ia!