By June Stein
Some think that joy is bittersweet
Not ever truly known,
But joy that comes from Jesus Christ
We all can fully own.
To know that He loves us so much
He sacrificed His life,
Will overflow our heart with joy
And melt our care and strife.
A joy that touches every part
Of our life every day,
That helps us rise above our cares
As we walk in His way.
It’s not that we won’t have some pain
Christ knows, and holds us fast,
And in His arms of love we rest
Until the pain has passed.
We know there is a brighter day
When life has ended here,
And joy that is beyond compare
Because our Lord is near.
Forevermore we’ll be with Him
In Heaven’s glorious light,
For now, we know and love through faith,
Then, praise the Lord, by sight!
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace
as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow
with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”