Pesukei D’Zimrah-Adar Joy-Likkutei Eitzot 7
Joy is in the category of “illuminated faces,” and “truth and faith.” Its opposite, sadness, is in the category of idolatry and the “faces of darkness and death.” One merits joy primarily through upholding the covenant, and through closeness to the truly righteous, who are the joy of all Israel. Thereby one binds himself up with God and deserves to behold the pleasantness of God and to bask in the luminous countenance of the King. (Likkutei Eiztot, Simcha #7)
“Glory and Majesty are before Him, might and joy are in His place (Pesukei D’Zimrah-Hodu) We sing joyously as we ask God for the gift of attaching to the Joy that is in His place.