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THE JOY OF THE LORD IS STRENGTH




Joy is a fruit that will not grow
In natureís barren soil;
All we can boast, till Christ we know,
Is vanity and toil.


But where the Lord has planted grace;
And made His glories known;
There fruits of heavenly joy and peace
Are found, and there alone.


A bleeding Savior seen by faith,
A sense of pardíning love;
A hope that triumphs over death,
Give joys like those above.


To take a glimpse within the veil,
To know that God is mine;
Are springs of joy that never fail,
Unspeakably divine!


These are the joys which satisfy,
And sanctify the mind;
Which make the spirit mount on high,
And leave the world behind.


No more, believers, mourn your lot,
But if you are the Lordís;
Resign to them that know Him not,
Such joys as earth affords.


---Alternative verses---


These are the joys which satisfy,
And purify the mind;
Which make the spirit mount on high,
And leave the world behind.


No more, believers, mourn your lot,
O, thou who art the Lordís;
Resign to those who know Him not,
Such joy as earth affords.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1779
      Bible Refs: Neh 9:10;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1899# 392
      1826# 148
      MUSIC
      Name: ELIZABETHTOWN
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1838
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