Scripture Verse

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


Fanny Crosby

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).

I. Allan Sankey


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.


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.


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.