Rejoice in the Lord always.@Philippians 4:4

Jonathan B. Atchinson, in Heart and Voice, by William F. Sherwin (Cincinnati, Ohio: John Church, 1881).

Olympia Philip P. Bliss (1838-1876) ( pdf nwc).

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Philip P. Bliss (1838-1876)

Rejoice with me, for now I’m free,
I joy in a new pleasure;
From God above, the gift of love
Is mine in fullest measure.

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Rejoice, rejoice, Christ is my choice,
His cross alone my glory;
While life shall last, when death is past,
I’ll sing the joyful story.

Once vile with sin, Christ makes me clean,
Gone is all condemnation,
For I believe and now receive
A full and free salvation.

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In Christ I live, and He doth give,
Great joy where once was sadness;
And in this way, from day to day,
My life is filled with gladness.

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To all proclaim His wondrous name,
Repeat the old, old story;
Till work is done and Heaven won,
Then praise Him more in glory.

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