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7 Powerful Tabernacle Choir Songs About Jesus & Joy

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Listening to any of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir songs is sure to bring joy and happiness! This list of songs is especially joyful as they focus on Jesus Christ and His love for us. Find joy in Jesus with this list of songs from the Orchestra and Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square. 

A prophet of God and disciple of Jesus Christ whose teachings are recorded in The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ once taught: “Men are that they might have joy” (2 Nephi 2:25). The songs below testify that Our Heavenly Father created you and sent His Son so that you can have happiness. We hope you can feel their love for you and the joy they offer as you listen.

7 of the Best Tabernacle Choir Songs that Help Find Joy in Jesus

1. Morning Has Broken 

By: Yusuf Islam / Eleanor Farjeon

This song is a testimony to the joy of the Resurrection Morning of Jesus Christ, connecting it to the first day of creation in Eden. Because of Him, the details of every new morning can bring you joy, as you remember the sure promise of resurrection and everlasting light from the “Bright and Morning Star” (Revelation 22:16).

Morning has broken like the first morning

Blackbird has spoken like the first bird

Praise for the singing, praise for the morning

Praise for them springing fresh from the world

Sweet the rains new fall, sunlit from Heaven

Like the first dewfall on the first grass

Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden

Sprung in completeness where His feet pass

Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning

Born of the one light, Eden saw play

Praise with elation, praise every morning

God’s recreation of the new day

Morning has broken like the first morning

Blackbird has spoken like the first bird

Praise for the singing, praise for the morning

Praise for them springing fresh from the world

Lyrics Source: MusixMatch

2. Let All The World in Every Corner Sing

By: George Herbert

The light and triumphant melody of this hymn ring loud and clear of exultant joy in our  “God and King.” It looks forward to the time when “they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more” (Jeremiah 31:34). That day will be full of joy, because once we all know Jesus, then we will understand how to truly love others and find peace.

1 Let all the world in ev’ry corner sing,

“My God and King!”

The heav’ns are not too high,

God’s praise may thither fly;

the earth is not too low,

God’s praises there may grow.

Let all the world in ev’ry corner sing,

“My God and King!”

2 Let all the world in ev’ry corner sing,

“My God and King!”

The church with psalms must shout:

no door can keep them out.

But, more than all, the heart

must bear the longest part.

Let all the world in every corner sing,

“My God and King!”

Lyrics Source: hymnary.org

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3. Rejoice The Lord Is King from the Consider The Lilies album

By: Charles Wesley

The alternative melody arranged to this well-known hymn really catches the ear and inspires light-hearted, joyful rejoicing and gratitude for the righteous reign of a loving Savior. Serving an unfailing Eternal King willing to sacrifice Himself to purify all of God’s children is a blessing that lifts up hearts in joy.

Rejoice, the Lord is King!

Your Lord and King adore!

Mortals, give thanks and sing

And triumph evermore.

[Chorus]

Lift up your heart! Lift up your voice!

Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Lift up your heart! Lift up your voice!

Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

The Lord, the Savior, reigns,

The God of truth and love.

When he had purged our stains,

He took his seat above.

His kingdom cannot fail;

He rules o’er earth and heav’n.

The keys of death and hell

To Christ the Lord are giv’n.

Lyrics Source: hymnary.org

4. I’m Runnin On

By: African-American Spiritual

This spiritual really speaks to the joy that fills a disciple’s heart as they begin to experience the freedom of following Jesus. You can leave behind so many exhausting worldly burdens as you decide to follow Him, including pride, greed, doubt, selfishness, immorality, jealousy, hatred, anger, and fear. Wouldn’t you be glad to leave those things behind and replace them with joy, hope, faith, love, trust, peace, and every other good thing?

I’m runnin’ on, I’m runnin’ on,

I done left this world behind;

I done crossed the separatin’ line,

I done left this world behind.

So, free, so free-

I done left this world behind;

I done crossed the separatin’ line,

An’ I’ve left this world behind.

Ain’t you glad? Ain’t you glad?

I done left this world behind;

I done crossed the separatin’ line,

An’ I’ve left this world behind.

Pressin’ on, pressin’ on-

I done left this world behind;

I done crossed the separatin’ line,

An’ I’ve left this world behind.

Won’t turn back, won’t turn back

I done left this world behind;

I done crossed the separatin’ line,

An’ I’ve left this world behind.

Good-bye! Good bye!

I done left this world behind;

I done crossed the separatin’ line,

An’ I’ve left this world behind.

Lyrics Source: LetsSingIt – The Internet Lyrics Database

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5. How Can I Keep From Singing

By: Eithne Ni Bhraonain / Nicky Ryan / Roma Ryan

Singing is one of the most natural expressions of joy. This song expresses the transcendent truth that even in lamentation, tumult, strife, tempest, and darkness, the love of the Lord Jesus Christ can draw up a spring of joyful song in our souls.

My life goes on in endless song

Above earth´s lamentations,

I hear the real, though far-off hymn

That hails a new creation.

Through all the tumult and the strife

I hear its music ringing,

It sounds an echo in my soul.

How can I keep from singing?

While though the tempest loudly roars,

I hear the truth, it liveth.

And though the darkness ’round me close,

Songs in the night it giveth.

No storm can shake my inmost calm,

While to that rock I´m clinging.

Since love is lord of heaven and earth

How can I keep from singing?

When tyrants tremble in their fear

And hear their death knell ringing,

When friends rejoice both far and near

How can I keep from singing?

In prison cell and dungeon vile

Our thoughts to them are winging,

When friends by shame are undefiled

How can I keep from singing?

Lyrics Source: LyricFind

6. I Will Sing With The Spirit

By: John Rutter

Hallelujah is one of the most joyous words in the world! As your relationship becomes stronger with God, your Heavenly Father, you will find eternally deeper meaning in singing “Hallelujah.” And, as this song says, your soul will sing with the spirit of God and understanding of real joy.

I will sing with the spirit

I will sing with the spirit

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

I will sing with the spirit

I will sing with the spirit

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

And I will sing with the understanding also

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

And I will sing with the understanding also

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

And I will sing with the understanding also

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah

I will sing (I will sing)

With the spirit (sing hallelujah)

I will sing with the spirit

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Lyrics Source: MusixMatch

7. Standing on the Promises

By: Russell Kelso Carter

We are living in a day when politicians are constantly breaking promises, infidelity to your spouse or family is celebrated in popular culture, and millions worship TV shows that glorify the person who can stab everyone else in the back the best. This song bursts with such refreshing joy in the One who never breaks His promises, will always be faithful to His Heavenly Father’s family (including all of us here on earth) and is willing to bear the worst pain and suffer beneath all things to heal any and all of our wounds. We can rejoice in true rest as we actively choose to stand on the promises of Christ our King.

Standing on the promises of Christ my King,

Through eternal ages let His praises ring,

Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,

  Standing on the promises of God.

  Standing, standing,

Standing on the promises of God my Savior;

Standing, standing,

  I’m standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises that cannot fail,

When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,

By the living Word of God I shall prevail,

  Standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises I now can see

Perfect, present cleansing in the blood for me;

Standing in the liberty where Christ makes free,

  Standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord,

Bound to Him eternally by love’s strong cord,

Overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword,

  Standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises I shall not fall,

List’ning every moment to the Spirit’s call.

Resting in my Savior as my All in all,

  Standing on the promises of God.

Lyrics Source: hymnal.net

Final Thoughts On These Mormon Tabernacle Choir Songs

We hope these hymns and songs helped you find joy and peace as you listened. We would love for you to comment below your favorite songs by the Tabernacle Choir so we can add them to our list! 

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