This song was written and recorded by Mark Bishop… included on his album, I Can Rejoice.

Mark Bishop has been sharing his music with audiences and Gospel Music fans for decades. As an award-winning singer, songwriter and producer, he has ministered to and entertained audiences across the United States and Canada. His music has literally been heard around the world.
His musical roots trace back to summer evenings spent on the front porch with his family, sharing the day’s events and whiling away the hours singing song after song. A few short years later, these impromptu “practices” would bring the Bishop family to the forefront of Southern Gospel Music radio and the concert circuit.
Mark, along with his brother Kenny and his father Kenneth, toured the country for 17 years as the popular family-group, The Bishops. During their career, the group enjoyed enormous success, with 25 recordings that produced 27 Top 40 songs, including 12 Top 5 songs and 3 #1 songs. The group also received numerous awards from their fans and peers in Gospel Music.
Mark’s contribution to the group was not only as a gifted vocalist, but also as the group’s primary songwriter.
Upon the retirement of The Bishops in 2001, and with the encouragement of friends, family and peers, Mark Bishop embarked upon a solo career that has since flourished.

What first drew me to this song was probably its rhythm; it’s a fun song to listen to, but it also has a great message!
Bibke Reference… Matthew 26:41; Romans 5:10,11; 15:13; 1Corinthians 5:7;                                                     Philippians 4:4-9; Colossians 1:11-14; 1Thessalonians 5:16-18


Just take a look around and see what a mess this world is in for you and me.
Though it may seem that times are bad, there’s a reason I’m not crying…
there’s a reason I’m not sad.

        CHORUS:
        I can rejoice! I can rejoice! When I’m feeling down I still can lift my voice.
        When the skies begin to rain, I won’t complain. I have a choice,
        for I have Jesus in my heart, I can rejoice!

Gonna live by faith and not by sight;
gonna leave the darkness and start living in the light.
Gonna trust His Word, gonna watch and pray.
All the worry in my heart can’t change the outcome anyway. (CHORUS)

        CODA:
        Oh, I’ll leave this world behind; I won’t worry anymore.
        I’ll leave this world behind; I won’t worry anymore.
        I’ll leave this world behind; I won’t worry anymore.
        I have Jesus in my heart; I can rejoice!
        Oh, a hundred years from now it won’t matter anyhow.
        A hundred years from now it won’t matter anyhow.
        A hundred years from now it won’t matter anyhow.
        I have Jesus in my heart; I can rejoice!  (CHORUS)

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