Smallwood, Richard - Center Of My Joy Lyrics




[Chorus 1:]
Jesus, You're the center of my joy,
all that's good and perfect comes from You.
You're the heart of my contentment, hope for all I do;
Jesus, You're the center of my joy.

[Verse 1:]
When I've lost my direction, You're the compass for my way,
You're the fire and light when nights are long and cold.
In sadness, You are the laughter, that shatters all my fears,
when I'm all alone, Your hand is there to hold.

[Chorus 1]

[Verse 2:]
You are why I find pleasure in the simple things in life,
You're the music in the meadows and the streams.
The voices of the children, my family, and my home,
You're the source and finish of my highest dreams.

[Chorus 2:]
Jesus, You're the center of my joy,
all that's good and perfect comes from You.
You're the heart of my contentment, hope for all I do...

[Vamp:]
Jesus, You are the center of my joy.

[Ending:]
Jesus, You are the center of my joy,
joy, joy, of my joy.





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  1. Bruce Kremer

    Thee song for thee church at this time... Thank you Lord...

  2. Cynthia Lurry

    I love. this Song I lost 8 family Members in 2019.The last 2 was Very. Personal My Father pass Away in September 2019. My Brother In December 14.2019 But God Brought Me Through It

  3. Bridgette Young

    I dedicate this to the Bryant family and to all of the families that was also on the helicopter I pray that God give peace to all

  4. William Taylor

    Is that Oscar Peterson in the brownish suit at 3:20???

  5. GM Chess & TaiQiGong Academy

    I put on this song. I sing. Tears of joy roll down my cheeks. Thank you. Yes Jesus love💕

  6. James Kidd

    One of his many best songs. I am a musician and every time I play this song in church it blow up. It all gets us going love it

  7. Danielle Burks

    Yes Jesus your the center of my joy!!! 🙏🙏🙏🙌🙌❤️🙏

  8. Danielle Sade

    To see Sis. SYKES SING IS AMAZING

  9. Best Praise & Worship Songs

    Imagine if the entire human race open up their soul to Lord God. How good could it be?

  10. Briana Johnson

    All that’s good and perfect comes from you Lord.

  11. Go CPNG

    God Bless You On The Spot When You Read This!

  12. Bladetastic Knives

    You just don’t understand, or maybe you do😀, I would rather watch this any day over the Gaither Homecoming episodes!!
    Heart and soul, sing it Richard !!
    I know I saw one of the O’neil twins back there !!!

  13. D Bryant

    Yes LORD JESUS, YOU ARE THE center of my Joy.
    Sadly, Singers like these are very few these days. Many have been taking over by the desire FOR FAME, and FORTUNE. LORD JESUS, HELP US!

  14. Crystal Sherman

    First time hearing this song

    Thomas Allen

    I listen to this every day i love it

  15. Anne Pittman

    My GOD, MY GOD! You are the center of my Joy!!

  16. deloresbyron02

    Glory to God the most high in Jesus's name!!!!!!

  17. Winner 2016

    🌹 🌹🕊️👼 there's power in his name

  18. Onimalala Ratovoson

    what harmony , oufffff yesssssss, yes, good song

  19. JMB1

    Why does he look bored singing the mercies of god

  20. Free Spirit Princess

    He's my;
    Hope
    Joy
    Peace
    Mind Regulator
    Strength
    Rock
    Water when Thirsty
    COMFORT
    Problem Solver
    My way maker
    HE'S MY EVERY EVERY EVERY EVERYTHING!

  21. Jerome Petway

    This song stops you in your tracks and puts your mind on Jesus

  22. King Slay

    Oh lord

  23. clive Ryu mgc

    this goes too hard

  24. Kyla Brown

    This is one of the most beautiful songs! This is my go to when I am going through,but still want to give God, the praise. Jesus is most definitely the center of my joy👏🏾☝🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

  25. cmg

    HALLELUJAH!!!

  26. Momdabomb

    I love this! I remember singing this song with Richard and my choir in Hawaii years ago. Is that Tondra Penn near the end of the video?

  27. brina black

    This is pure singing, none of that extra stuff. I LOVE IT! Toward the end when they start to sing "Ahhhhh" can someone tell me who the gentlemen with the glasses is?

    brina black

    He appears at 5:18. Thank you to any and everyone that answered.

  28. Jesus child

    I love this song

  29. FOUQUE F.

    MERCI AMEN

  30. Carmen Wheeler

    Just listen to this song today in church 🙏🙏

  31. Lorna Swasey

    God is love...

  32. Just Trust

    Praise him Judah!

  33. Carrie Edgeworth

    Classic & blessings

  34. Susan Ramokoka

    Ah Lord we bless You

  35. T B

    Amen & Hallelujah!!!! 🙌💯

  36. Delayedbutnotdenied2020

    “When I’ve lost my direction, you are my compass.” That part gets me!
    Then, when he says, “You are why I find pleasure for the simple things in life.”, I lose it everytime.

  37. Mikey Mike

    Yowwww People,God is in the House!

  38. Matheus Nunes

    Brazil 🇧🇷 de Jesus

  39. jakie o latern

    The young today have no clue what such a song means. Hopefully those who do, carry this on in " the name of Yeshua aka Jesus "

    Nadal Nadal

    I'm with you on this Lord have mercy 😇 xxx

  40. Hattie Jones

    Sing that song

  41. Alicia Baker

    Hallelujah!!!

  42. Linda Wyche

    "Jesus" YOU are the center of my joy!

  43. George Vincent

    Plain and simple a beautiful worship song

  44. bakeem95

    to god be the glory, this amazing masterpiece of voices true gospel legends who are indeed walking around heaven all day.

  45. Stracie Jones

    simply beautiful song👋👋👋👋

  46. Sabina Barnes

    Oh yes Jesus your the center of my joy

  47. Tyrea Michelle

    MY LIFE IN CHRIST. LOVE THIS SONG.

  48. Robin Sunrise

    JESUS YOU ARE the Center of my joy
    ☝🏾🙏🏾🕊💖💃🏽🙌🏽

  49. Sheila Hooper

    The anointing was surley on this man when he wrote this song thank you jesus

    Shirley Rinell

    Actually, Gloria Gaither wrote this song. But definitely Richard is very anointed to sing it. Best version ever!

    Sheila Hooper

    @Shirley Rinell hey thank you I never knew that I love the Gaithersburg all of those songs we sing they wrote I love Jesus there is something about that name and because he lives they are so blessed and you be blessed as well

  50. Sheila Hooper

    This is my favorite song my fight song when it looks like things aren't getting better I put this song on and worship and praise

  51. Barbara Rainford

    This never gets old 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

  52. Margaret A.

    This song blesses my soul every time I listen to it

  53. Patrick McNamara

    Amazing does not properly express the anointing on this song...the organ in back sets it off and brings an old soul church sound to the mix..bravo

  54. A Bynum

    Still one of my favorites🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽

  55. blushandbrushes

    who is this choir!!!! they sangin'!!!

  56. Petrina Wilkins-Perry

    This was my wedding song in 2014 and my dad gave me away...He is deceased as of Dec. 2018..this song will always be my favorite! JESUS IS THE CENTER OF MY JOY!!

  57. Valencia Doctot

    Needed to hear this after a very tragically sad incident involving a mother and her 2 innocent adult children, who perished this week. The devil was busy. Prayers to the family and friends.

  58. katoni waller

    Glory! Why u choose me? #totalPraise

  59. Moddie Seven

    You are the joy in my sorrow.....I love you Jesus.

  60. Princess Ladychang

    Jesus you are the compass for my way

  61. Lekesha Williams

    Found this gem today. I am so blessed that all the old gospel songs are new to me!!! 🙏

  62. Just Trust

    The Lion of Judah praise him!

  63. Payne Rita

    Thank you for all you are doing in my life. Yes you are center of my joy.

  64. MaeKae

    THE JOY OF THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH! HALELULAH, AMEN!

  65. Jackir Nesbitt

    This song just won't leave me, I sing this song I eat this song I work this song.. this is such a beautiful song keeps me going every day of my life, Richard sir nobody can sing this song like you do. A true man of God... May God bless you sir!

  66. Timothy Taylor

    My son sang this song a week before his death. We miss you son!!!¡

  67. Kinshasa Brown

    ❤️2019

  68. 2B88Player

    Excellence!

  69. she snappin

    Tears!!!!!

  70. The Art of Living Out Loud

    I remember singing this as a kid.

  71. cachondeo19

    Heaven!!!

  72. Dawn Baker

    Won't HE Do It?!

  73. tia holly

    JESUS IS THE CENTER OF MY JOY!!!

  74. Radiance Arulsamy

    One of my "live" favorites. God bless these beautiful people. Some have gone on to glory but that's alright. Love this song from Mr. Smallwood. He makes that piano play praise to God.

  75. Rightwell Msiska

    This was so uplifting. Truly, he is the centre of my joy

  76. Guylaine Cognet

    Nice song i'm french

  77. Jordan A. Goolsby

    YES❗️This is so beautiful...

  78. Oh me Oh my

    I heard this song while I was sleeping. It’s 3:45am and I had 2 get up and listen.

    Chika Little

    I heard it this morning too!!!

  79. Giovane & Flávia

    Brasileiro aqui ?

    Matheus Nunes

    Glória a Deus

  80. Portia Matthews

    My cuzn sung this song he cudnt touch rev. Smallwood but he wuz close. #singingrunsinmyfamily🙏

  81. Sharon Hennessy

    Awesome!! Cut beautifully Mr Smallwood in motion.

  82. catherine ezzell-elliott

    Dedicated to Fleet Week 2019 love you

  83. Carol Jo Clark

    This song gets me everytime, tears flowing thank you so much Jesus for all I have, and all I don't have, I pray that this song will touch someone's life today,that they will give their life to the Lord,live in Faith and trust Jesus for everything, I am speaking from experience my life has not been the same since I gave my heart and soul to the Lord on May 9TH 2012, Amen giving you all the glory Lord all the glory,I would never have made it this far without you. Amen

  84. Stracie Jones

    very powerful song!!! Hallelujah!!!!

  85. Jordan Smith

    I was just about to listen to the song it's almost imperative that I point out that Hulk Hogan's real name ain't Hulk Hogan, Tina Turner's real name is not Tina Turner... please Richard get a stage name. Do you know what's the nickname for Richard???? It's Dick!!!
    Dickie Smallwood I mean really come on.

  86. Cleuson Dos Reis

    simplesmente exepeciomal

  87. Helena Smalls

    No matter how many say our Lord n Savour Jesus Christ was only a prophet how come anyone who hears this song ..heart is moved n tears flow none stop !!

  88. Helena Smalls

    Thank u ....😇 JESUS!!!

  89. Patrice Washington

    Hallelujah⛪

  90. Gloria Gamble

    When you think you have no joy...THINK ABOUT JESUS!❤
    ..HE IS JOY...THE CENTER OF IT!

  91. Pamela Mathews

    Yessss!!!!!!!!!!Thank you Jesus!

  92. Joseph Wade Paulson

    the song made me smile

  93. MeMe Flower

    2019 This has been my testimony since I was a little girl, it has gotten my through the toughest times in my life, because Jesus is what matters to me, HE is the center of my joy, HE's my EVERYTHING. Amen. Thank you LORD.

    Ruth Harris

    Saints always remember that Jesus is the center of our joy! Hallelujah!

  94. Shanice Barrett

    Jesus, you're the center of my joy
    All that's good and perfect comes from you
    You're the heart of my contentment, hope for all I do
    Jesus, you're the center of my joy
    When I've lost my direction, you're the compass for my way
    You're the fire and light when nights are long and cold
    In sadness, you are the laughter, that shatters all my fears
    When I'm all alone, your hand is there to hold, ohh
    Jesus, you're the center of my joy
    All that's good and perfect comes from you
    You're the heart of my contentment, hope for all I do
    Jesus, you're the center of my joy
    You are why I find pleasure in the simple things in life
    You're the music in the meadows and the streams
    The voices of the children, my family, and my home
    You're the source and finish of my highest dreams, woah
    Jesus, you're the center of my joy
    All that's good and perfect comes from you (all that's good and perfect)
    You're the heart of my contentment, hope for all I do
    Jesus (Jesus), you are (you are) the center (the center) of my joy
    Jesus (Jesus), you are (you are) the center (the center) of my joy
    Jesus (Jesus), you are (you are) the center (the center) of my joy
    You are everything (Jesus), everything (you are)
    Everything (the center) everything (of my joy)
    You're my joy (Jesus) in my sorrow (you are)
    You're my hope (the center) for tomorrow (of my joy)
    When I'm lonely (Jesus), feel inside (you are)
    You're the lifter (the center) of my head (of my joy)
    You're my music (Jesus), you're my song (you are)
    You're my joy (the center) all day long (of my joy)
    Woah, Jesus, you're the center of my joy
    Of my joy