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Consider It Joy (Though trials may come)

A good friend of mine who is one of the most godly people I know, tells me that when he first read James chapter 1, verse 2, his reaction was that it was utter nonsense. He has since become living proof of its utter wisdom.

Offensive as it is to our love of complaint, self-pity and blaming others, it is the authentic way of Christ ‘who, for the joy set before him, endured the cross...’

Though trials will come
Don't fear, don't run
Lift up your eyes
Hold fast, be strong
Have faith, keep on believing
Lift up your eyes
For God is at work in us
Moulding and shaping us
Out of his love for us
Making us more like Jesus

Consider it joy, pure joy
When troubles come
Many trials will make you strong
Consider it joy, pure joy
And stand your ground
Then at last you'll wear a crown

Though trials will come
Won't fear, won't run
We'll lift up our eyes
Hold fast, be strong
Have faith, keep on believing
We'll lift up our eyes
For God is at work in us
Moulding and shaping us
Out of his love for us
Making us more like Jesus

Joy, pure joy
Consider it joy, pure joy
Joy, pure joy
Consider it joy, pure joy

Patiently trusting him
Ready for anything
'Til we're complete in him
In everything more like Jesus

Consider it joy, pure joy
When troubles come
Many trials will make you strong
Consider it joy, pure joy
And stand your ground
Then at last you'll wear a crown
Then at last you'll wear a crown
Then at last you'll wear a crown

Graham Kendrick
Copyright © 2001 Make Way Music
www.grahamkendrick.co.uk

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