1 O God, my joy, You reign above
in radiant splendor and beauty
Your Word has drawn my heart to love
the awesome sight of Your glory.
Your blazing Light and gospel grace
shine brightly from my Savior's face.
No other wonder would I see
that Christ enthroned in His glory!
2 Sustained by joy in trial and pain
I trust Your wisdom and mercy.
Through suffering that Your love ordains
more like Your Son You will make me.
For Christ embraced the cross of shame,
beholding glorious joys to come.
O give me faith like His to see that suffering lifts me to glory!
3 Compelled by joy, I fight the sin
that turns my gaze from Your glory.
Your Holy Spirit dwells within;
His presence arms me for victory
Let death and Hell against me rise;
through death I'll gain eternal joys
before my great King of Glory!