Is Your Joy Lost?

Is your joy lost, weary pilgrim
Has it fled far from your heart

Is your joy lost, weary pilgrim
Has it fled far from your heart
Can it be dark sin that’s lurking
Making sweet joy to depart

Is there a love that is hidden
Secret and cloistered within
E’en though your feet have not stumbled
In thoughts, your heart has there been

Has envy entered the vineyard
Measuring you at a loss
Letting you forget the pathway
Christ took that led to the cross

Sin robs sweet joy of her savour
Sin turns her into alloy
Sin keeps the heart in depression
Sin is in satan’s employ

Seek God, dear child, in repentance
Find His forgiveness for you
Joy will return in it’s fullness
He will your sad heart renew.

~ Jenny Daniel