Scripture Verse

The joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Young Peo­ple’s Songs of Praise, by Ira D. San­key (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1902), num­ber 148. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Wil­son Meade, one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: Po­ten­za I. Al­lan San­key, 1902 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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I. Allan Sankey
(1874–1915)

Lyrics

I will not be weary,
Tho’ trials may come,
And troubles before me I see,
But count them as nothing
Compared with the love,
Of Jesus, my Savior, to me.

Refrain

I’ll sing of His love,
Of His wonderful love,
Tho’ billows like mountains may roll;
I fear not the tempest,
I dread not the storm,
For O, there is joy in my soul.

I cannot be weary
When He is my rest;
Whate’er my temptations may be,
I’ll trust in His promise
Because He has said:
My grace is sufficient for thee.

Refrain

There’s joy that no language
Or thought can express,
It comes from His presence divine;
And when in His likeness
At last I awake,
Its fullness I know will be mine.

Refrain