A simple, easy joy,
a feeling full of bliss
an elation that I feel
a wonder not to miss.
A simple, calming feeling,
a happiness inside me
a serenity deep within
a heart full of glee.
A simple, warming feeling,
a joyfulness all around
a delight in every way
a tranquility to be found.
A simple, easy joy,
a feeling like no other kind,
a gladness when His peace
fills my heart and mind!
Deborah Ann Belka
1 Kings 1:40
And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth rent with the sound of them.
1 Chronicles 15:16
And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers with instruments of musick, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy.
Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our LORD: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.
Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others grow.
That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?
He shall pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto man his righteousness.
In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him.
But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.
Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.
Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:
Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands:
O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.
Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.
O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation..
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.
With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King.
Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together
And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness:
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.
Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.
A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.
The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God.
Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.
For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.
For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.
And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.
The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD.
Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.
Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.
And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
2 Corinthians 1:24
Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.
2 Corinthians 8:2
How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
1 Thessalonians 2:19
For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
1 Peter 4:13
But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
3 John 1:4
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,