Scripture Verse

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


Words: 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.

Music: Mir­ja­na Ira D. San­key (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Dodge’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

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.


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.


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.