John 15:11 (Listen)
11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
Luke 10:17–20 (Listen)
The Return of the Seventy-Two
17 The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” 18 And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you. 20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
Acts 10:38 (Listen)
38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
Psalm 51:12 (Listen)
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and uphold me with a willing spirit.
Hymn: TLH 284, st. 1,4 :
Father of Mercies, in Thy Word
1. Father of mercies, in Thy Word
What endless glory shines!
Forever be Thy name adored
For these celestial lines.
4. Here the Redeemer’s welcome voice
Spreads heavenly peace around,
And life and everlasting joys
Attend the blissful sound.