Scripture Verse

Joy shall be in Heaven over one sinner that repenteth. Luke 15:7


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).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ab­bey (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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.


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.


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.