Scripture Verse

Joy shall be in Heaven over one sinner that repenteth.@Luke 15:7
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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Crown of Life, ed­it­ed by Will­iam A. Og­den (To­le­do, Ohio: Will­ard W. Whit­ney, 1875), num­ber 126, alt.

Music: Alon­zo J. Ab­bey (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Joy! joy! joy! Joy! joy! joy!
Joy at the pearly gates of light,
Joy in the vales of Eden bright;
Louder the choral anthems roll,
They blend with the song of a newborn soul.

Refrain

Glory to God, glory to God,
Glory to God, our Redeemer and King;
Glory to Him that once was slain,
Another has come to the fountain of life,
A sinner is born again.

Joy! joy! joy! Joy! joy! joy!
Joy in the land of love and song,
Joy where the holy angels throng;
Striking their tuneful harps of gold,
Re-echo the strain of bliss untold.

Refrain

Joy! joy! joy! Joy! joy! joy!
Joy where the saints adoring meet,
Casting their crowns at Jesus’ feet;
Onward they sing the joyful sound,
The dead is alive, and the lost is found.

Refrain