1. Since Christ my soul from sin set free,
    This life has been a joy to me;
    And ’mid earth’s sorrows and its woe,
    ’Tis joy my Jesus here to know.
    • O hallelujah, yes, ’tis joy!
      For it is Christ that I enjoy!
      On land or sea, what matters where?
        Where Jesus is, my joy is there.
  2. The earth was once a bitter place
    Till Jesus showed His smiling face;
    Now joy’s begun within my soul,
    ’Twill last while endless ages roll.
  3. What matters where on earth we dwell?
    On mountain top, or in the dell,
    In cottage, or a mansion fair,
    Where Jesus is, my joy is there.