Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT2) For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.
I have no understanding of a long-faced Christian. If God is anything, he must be joy. --Joe E. Brown (1892-1973)
Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 358.