Scripture Verse

In Thy presence is fullness of joy. Psalm 16:11

Introduction

Words: J. Ed­win Ru­ark, 1899.

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ruark (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
William J. Kirkpatrick
(1838–1921)

Lyrics

You may have the joy-bells
Ringing in your heart,
And a peace that from you
Never will depart;
Walk the straight and narrow way,
Live for Jesus every day,
He will keep the joy-bells
Ringing in your heart.

Refrain

Joy-bells ringing in your heart,
Joy-bells ringing in your heart;
Take the Savior here below
With you everywhere you go;
He will keep the joy-bells
Ringing in your heart.

Love of Jesus in its
Fullness you may know;
And this love to those
Around you sweetly show;
Words of kindness always say;
Deeds of mercy do each day,
Then He’ll keep the joy-bells
Ringing in your heart.

Refrain

You will meet with trial
Aas you journey home;
Grace sufficient He will
Give to overcome;
Though unseen by mortal eye,
He is with you ever nigh,
And He’ll keep the joy-bells
Ringing in your heart.

Refrain

Let your life speak well of
Jesus every day;
Own His right to every
Service you can pay;
Sinners you can help to win
If your life is pure and clean,
And you keep the joy-bells
Ringing in your heart.

Refrain