Joy in the LORD always  
 
Joy is not merely fun and laughter
Joy is not self-indulgent pleasure;
Something easily eradicated when circumstance changes,
Joy in the LORD is our strength and hope forever,
Unaffected by all adverse circumstances!
                             
True JOY is the fruit of the Holy Spirit,
It is the exultation of mind, emotion and soul;
Joy is not a worldly platitude,
But it is a feeling of exhilaration,
    infused with praise and gratitude,
To our Loving Lord and Saviour,
To enable us to live eternally!
 
Joy in the LORD brings contentment,
Trust in the LORD to work all things for our good;
He gives us the peace that surpasses understanding,
HE is with us through all circumstances, 
In times of poverty or wealth, 
In sickness or health;
Nothing can separate us from HIS loving-kindness,
Nor HIS generous compassion and forgiveness!
 
Rejoice in the LORD always!
There is no better or greater companion, 
In life’s journey than the LORD!  
Who can be more magnanimous and  trustworthy?
Joy in the LORD brings serenity;
GOD watches over us ceaselessly,
Like a loving FATHER,
And protective MOTHER; 
Rejoice, rejoice, for the LORD is with us always!