There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.@Luke 15:10

M. A. Dodge, in Junior Christian Endeavor Songs, by Ira Sankey, John Willis Baer & William Shaw (Boston, Massachusetts: United Society of Christian Endeavor, 1893), number 1.

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Ira D. Sankey (1840-1908)

There is joy among the angels,
When the children seek the fold;
How they tune their harps and voices,
Gathered ’round the gates of gold.

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Then to Jesus come away;
Hear Him kindly, gently say,
Suffer all the little children,
Bid them come to Me today.

There is joy among the angels,
When a soul by sin oppressed,
To the Savior turns repenting,
And receives the promised rest.

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There is joy among the angels,
As they bear the news to Heaven,
Of a child on earth rejoicing,
O’er the bliss of sins forgiven.

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