22 April 2010

Also for this coming Sunday

In Thee is gladness
Amid all sadness,
Jesus, sunshine of my heart.
By Thee are given
The gifts of heaven,
Thou the true Redeemer art.
Our souls Thou wakest,
Our bonds Thou breakest,
Who trusts Thee surely
Has built securely
He stands forever:
Alleluia!
Our hearts are pining
To see Thy shining,
Dying or living
To Thee are cleaving;
Naught can us sever:
Alleluia!

Since He is ours,
We fear no powers,
Not of earth nor sin nor death.
He sees and blesses
In worst distresses;
He can change them with a breath.
Wherefore the story
Tell of His glory
With hearts and voices;
All heav'n rejoices
In Him forever: Alleluia!
We shout for gladness,
Triumph o'er sadness,
Love Him and praise Him
And still shall raise Him
Glad hymns forever: Alleluia!

LSB 818

2 comments:

Rev. James Leistico said...

just chose that for May 2 (we've got John 16:12-22 in the 3 year), along with 464 and 768

'acroamaticus' said...

Yes, I've chosen In Thee is Gladness as well; a different translation, though (LCA Hymnal, it seems to flow better, im humble o).