We…joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ.@Romans 5:11

Will Bessey, in The Revivalist, by Joseph Hillman (New York: Joseph Hillman, 1868).

Daniel B. Towner, The Gospel Hymn Book (Dayton, Ohio: Lorenz Publishing Company, 1903), number 63 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Daniel B. Towner (1850-1919)

Now I know what makes me happy,
As I know what made me sad;
Christ has all my sins forgiven,
And His Spirit makes me glad!
Happy, always happy,
Joy in health and joy in pain!
Live your daily life with Jesus,
And your joy will e’er remain.

Now I know what makes me happy;
Not my comfort or my ease,
For I simply walk with Jesus,
Choose my blessèd Lord to please.
Happy, always happy,
Joy in losses, joy in gain!
Joy in God’s most precious promise,
And your joy will e’er remain.

Now I know what makes me happy,
For He fills me with delight
By His uttermost salvation,
And His strength to do the right.
Happy, always happy,
Joy in darkness just the same,
As you walk out on His promise,
Blessèd joy will e’er remain.

Now I know what makes me happy;
His own presence in my breast,
As with joy I do His bidding,
And with Jesus leave the rest.
Happy, always happy,
Earthly loss is heav’nly gain;
Joy in His delightful labor,
Joy in His eternal reign.