Since Christ my soul from sin set free

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Johan

Bloemfontein, South Africa

O it is Christ that I enjoy!


Alejandro de France

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

On land or sea, where Jesus is our joy is there!


Frank Alcamo

Oceanside, NY, United States

May God grant that the Words of this song will become our experience.


Thomas

Brumunddal, Norway

This is one of very few songs translated to Norwegian, where I find the translation actually better than the original. That may be because it has been revised, as contrary to the original... Translated back (not according to rythm and ryme);

When Jesus freed my soul,

Light broke through om my life path.

And when I saw him for myself

I forgot all lifes sorrows and grieves.

Hallelujah, my soul is free

My slavery has passed away.

Om land or sea, I know for sure

Where Jesus is, I find heaven

Gods Heaven seemed so far away

Untill Jesus revealed himself

He brought Heaven so close

That I can find it within my heart

Then what does it matter, If I on earth

Live in a hut or å castle

Whether the day is cloudy or clear

Where I find Christ, also Heaven is

O peace within, tranquility

God himself will dwell in me

Living is Christ to me

And death itself a win to me


William Jeng

Irvine, CA, United States

Where Jesus is, my joy is there!! Hallelujah, Jesus is here right now in this meeting! Jesus is in my spirit so joy is in my spirit!


Nelson Liu

Irvine, CA, United States

O hallelujah! Yes tis Joy!!


K

Dallas, Texas, United States

What a wonderful song! Wherever Jesus is, there is joy!

Lord! Praise You for being all we need.


Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

The original song has Heaven instead of joy:

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1. Since Christ my soul from sin set free,

This world has been a Heav'n to me;

And 'mid earth's sorrows and its woe,

'Tis Heav'n my Jesus here to know.

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chorus:

O hallelujah, yes, ’tis Heav’n,

’Tis Heav’n to know my sins forgiv’n,

On land or sea, what matters where?

Where Jesus is, ’tis Heaven there.

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2. Once Heaven seemed a far off place,

Till Jesus showed His smiling face;

Now it’s begun within my soul,

’Twill last while endless ages roll.

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3. What matters where on earth we dwell?

On mountain top, or in the dell,

In cottage, or a mansion fair,

Where Jesus is, ’tis Heaven there.

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Christians do not go to heaven when we die or permanently. The New Jerusalem comes down from heaven from earth. However the use of "Heaven" in the original of this song is not incorrect. We are today in the kingdom of heaven (Matt 5:3). We bear the image of the heavenly (1 Cor 15:48-49), we are now living in heaven (Eph 2:6; Phil 3:20), we seek and mind the things of heaven (Col 3:1-3), and we partake of a heavenly calling (Heb 3:1). Heaven is mentioned 277 times in the New Testament.


Alclssha

South Korea

What is right? I don't know. Life, being, worth etc. is God's. Jesus is Christ.


Leira

Iligan City

Jesus is all that really matters! Wherever we are, what ever situation we are in, as long as we enjoy the Lord, we will never be sorrowful. He is our joy Himself! Hallelujah.