A Daily Dose of Good News
Thursday, October, 15, 2020
Minister of Music Joshua Brodbeck’s musical meditation is available at:
A printer-friendly version is available at: DDGN20201015
In Thee Is Gladness
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
and stands forever: Alleluia!
Our hearts are pining to see thy shining,
dying or living, to thee are cleaving;
naught can us sever: Alleluia!
Jesus is ours! We fear no powers,
not of earth or sin or death.
He sees and blesses in worst distresses;
he can change them with a breath.
Wherefore the story tell of his glory
with heart 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!
Text: Johann Lindemann, 1549-1631; tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878, alt.