The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

The Joy That Jesus Gives

Words: Mrs. Bodley

Music: Mr. G. B. Lissant
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Rev. Richard R. Chope, Carols For Use In Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, Complete Edition, 1894), Carol #141

1. The joy that Jesus gives,
It is the dawn of heaven;
Not as the gifts the world bestows,
Are gifts by Jesus given.
The pardon Jesus gives
Is pardon full and free;
He looseth us from chains of sin,
In His sweet liberty.

2. The peace that Jesus gives
Is pure and perfect peace;
Deep, silent, full, as ocean's swell
When winds and tempests cease.
The rest that Jesus gives
Is like the blessed rest,
Which the beloved disciple knew
Upon the Master's breast.

3. The life which Jesus gives
To life eternal grows,
And backward to the Fountain springs
From which at first it flows.
Lord Jesus, from Thy Hand
These gifts we Thee implore; --
Joy, pardon, peace, eternal rest,
And life for evermore!

Sheet Music from Chope

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