In joy and sorrow, I find peace and rest, come to Him in humbleness.
My mouth is filled with your praise,
and with your glory all the day.
But I will hope continually
and will praise you yet more and more.
Psalm 16: 5, 11
The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup
...in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Psalm 145: 8, 13b, 17
The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
The LORD is faithful in all his words and kind in all his works.
The LORD is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works.
"O Let Your Soul Now Be Filled With Gladness"
O let your soul now be filled with gladness,
Your heart redeemed, rejoice indeed!
O may the thought banish all your sadness
That in his blood you have been freed,
That God's unfailing love is yours,
That you the only Son were given,
That by his death he has opened heaven,
That you are ransomed as you are.
If you seem empty of any feeling,
Rejoice - you are his ransomed bride!
If those you cherish seem not to love you,
And dark assails from every side,
Still yours the promise, come what may,
In loss and triumph, in laughter, crying,
In want and riches, in living, dying,
That you are purchased as you are.
It is a good every good transcending
That Christ has died for you and me!
It is a gladness that has no ending
Therein God's wondrous love to see!
Praise be to him, the spotless Lamb,
Who through the desert my soul is leading
To that fair city of joy exceeding,
For which he bought me as I am.
Peter Jonsson Aschan