THE JOY OF THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH; Song Lyrics and meaning

THE JOY OF THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH Lyrics

Though tears may fall
My song will rise, my song will rise to You
Though my heart may fail
My song will rise, my song will rise to You
While there’s breath in my lungs
I will praise You, Lord
In the dead of night
I’ll lift my eyes, I’ll lift my eyes to You
When the waters rise
I’ll lift my eyes, I’ll lift my eyes to You
While there’s hope in my heart
I will praise You, Lord
The joy of the Lord is my strength
The joy of the Lord is my strength
In the darkness I’ll dance
In the shadows I’ll sing
The joy of the Lord is my strength
When I cannot see You with my eyes
Let faith arise to You
When I cannot feel Your hand in mine
Let faith arise to You
God of mercy and love
I will praise You, Lord
Oh You shine with glory Lord of light
I feel alive with You
In Your presence now I come alive
I am alive with You
There is strength when I say
I will praise You, Lord
When sorrow comes my way
You are the shield around me
Always You remain
Like courage in the fight
I hear You call my name
Jesus, I am coming
Walking on the waves
Reaching for Your light
The joy of the Lord is my strength

THE JOY OF THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH MEANING

There is an old saying that goes, “The joy of the Lord is my strength.” It has been the inspiration for a great number of songs. It is something we utilize to encourage both ourselves and those around us.

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However, what does this actually signify? Where do we get our hands on it? What is meant by the phrase “the joy of the Lord”? What exactly does it mean to have delight in the Lord in order to have strength? What exactly is this quality that it is referring to as a strength?

The joy that comes from having a connection with the Lord is essential to its foundation.

Nehemiah 8:10 has the verse in which it is said that “the joy of the Lord is my strength.” It was sometime after the children of Israel had returned from their exile in Babylon to Jerusalem. They were overtaken with feelings of condemnation as they listened to the law being read to them, and they were crying.

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This is what the scripture says:

Then Nehemiah the governor, Ezra the priest and teacher of the Law, and the Levites who were instructing the people said to them all, “This day is holy to the Lord your God. Do not mourn or weep.” For all the people had been weeping as they listened to the words of the Law. Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.