There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.@Luke 15:10
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Eliza E. Hewitt (1851-1920)

Eliza E. Hewitt, 1888.

John R. Sweney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney (1837-1899)

Good news! good news of a soul redeemed,
A penitent forgiven!
Good news! good news that another friend
Is on the way to Heaven!

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Rejoice! rejoice! there’s joy today
In the land beyond the river;
Another gem for His diadem,
A star to shine forever.

Good news! good news that another heart
Has learned redemption’s story;
Good news! good news that another voice
Will sing His praise in glory.

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Good news! good news that another life
Will show the power of Jesus,
Will prove the might of the saving grace
Which daily, hourly frees us.

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Good news! good news that another hand
Will precious seed be sowing,
Another guide to lead straying feet
Where living streams are flowing.

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