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 are wakest,
Who trusts thee surely, hath built securely,
He stands for ever: Alleluia!

Our hearts are pining, to see thy shining,
Dying or living to thee are cleaving,
Nought can us sever. Alleluia!

Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878)
from Ludwig M Lindemann (1580-1630)