475
You May Have the Joy Bells
Words by J. Edward Ruark
Music by William J. Kirkpatrick

Psalm 16:11
"Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy;
at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore."

divider

          You may have the joy bells ringing in your heart,
          And a peace that from you never will depart;
          Walk the straight and narrow way,
          Live for Jesus ev'ry day,
          He will keep the joy bells ringing in your heart.

            Chorus
            Joy                             bells ringing in your heart,
            (Ringing in your heart),
            Joy                             bells ringing in your heart,
            (Ringing in your heart),
            Take the Savior here below,
            With you ev'ry where our go.
            He will keep the joy bells ringing in your heart.

          Love of Jesus in its fullness you may know,
          And this love to those around you sweetly show;
          Words of kindness always say, Deeds of mercy do each day,
          Then He'll keep the joy bells ringing in your heart.

            Chorus
            Joy                             bells ringing in your heart,
            (Ringing in your heart),
            Joy                             bells ringing in your heart,
            (Ringing in your heart),
            Take the Savior here below,
            With you ev'ry where our go.
            He will keep the joy bells ringing in your heart.

          You will meet with trials as you journey home;
          Grace sufficient He will give to overcome;
          Though unseen by mortal eye, He is with you ever nigh,
          And He'll keep the joy bells ringing in your heart.

            Chorus
            Joy                             bells ringing in your heart,
            (Ringing in your heart),
            Joy                             bells ringing in your heart,
            (Ringing in your heart),
            Take the Savior here below,
            With you ev'ry where our go.
            He will keep the joy bells ringing in your heart.

          Let your life speak well of Jesus ev'ry day;
          Own His right to ev'ry service you can pay;
          Sinners you can help to win, If your life is pure and clean,
          And you keep the joy bells ringing in your heart.

            Chorus
            Joy                             bells ringing in your heart,
            (Ringing in your heart),
            Joy                             bells ringing in your heart,
            (Ringing in your heart),
            Take the Savior here below,
            With you ev'ry where our go.
            He will keep the joy bells ringing in your heart.


Return to the Songbook