Scripture Verse

Thy Word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart. Jeremiah 15:16

Introduction

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Eliza E. Hewitt
1851–1920

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, 1917.

Music: Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals give the com­pos­er as S. B. Jack­son, one of Ga­bri­el’s pseu­do­nyms.

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Charles H. Gabriel
1856–1932

Lyrics

There’s a clear fountain flowing
From the bright throne above,
And its waters are glowing
With the sunshine of love;
Take the blest consolation,
Which the Lord will bestow,
Take the cup of sal­va­tion—
Let the joy overflow.

Refrain

O the joy! With this wondrous sal­va­tion
Be our hearts all aglow;
O the joy! Let the blessing run over,
And joy overflow.

Many hearts need the story—
Are athirst for His grace;
Go to them with His glo­ry
Shining out from your face;
Tell of Je­sus your Sav­ior!
If His mercies you know,
Show the light of His favor—
Let the joy overflow.

Refrain

Be our lives freely yielded
To the Sav­ior’s command;
By His care ever shielded
And upheld by His hand;
In the pathways of sadness,
Sweetest lilies may grow;
Let us sow seeds of gladness—
Let the joy overflow.

Refrain