Great joy (great joy) down deep in my heart a clear
and bubbly spring.
Great joy (great joy) down deep in my heart an uncontrollable thing.
This joy (this joy) the unbeliever just can't understand (just can't understand)
How it gives me strength to smile thru everything
O Lord, don't stop this flow of heavenly joy.
1. Once I could not smile looking thru many tears
My eyes could not see beyond my darkest fears.
Then Jesus put His arms around me and whispered in my ear,
He said, "I'll go with you everywhere you go,
Let me give you joy down in your soul."
2. When I see someone feeling all alone and blue,
I just remember when I felt that same way, too.
I reach out, take 'em by the hand and tell them something new,
Jesus is a friend even when you frown,
He gives you joy and turns it upside down.