Scripture Verse

Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4


Words: Jo­na­than B. At­chin­son, in Heart and Voice, by Will­iam F. Sher­win (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1881), num­ber 64.

Music: Olym­pia Phi­lip P. Bliss (1838–1876) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of At­chin­son (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Philip P. Bliss (1838–1876)


Rejoice with me, for now I’m free,
I joy in a new pleasure;
From God above, the gift of love
Is mine in fullest measure.


Rejoice, rejoice, Christ is my choice,
His cross alone my glo­ry;
While life shall last, when death is past,
I’ll sing the joyful story.

Once vile with sin, Christ makes me clean,
Gone is all condemnation,
For I believe and now receive
A full and free sal­va­tion.


In Christ I live, and He doth give,
Great joy where once was sadness;
And in this way, from day to day,
My life is filled with gladness.


To all pro­claim His wondrous name,
Repeat the old, old story;
Till work is done and Hea­ven won,
Then praise Him more in glo­ry.