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

James Morrow, 1891.

John R. Sweney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney (1837-1899)

Lift up your ringing songs tonight,
On mountain top or shore;
For angel hearts will throb in joy,
With glad news flowing o’er.

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They’re coming home, coming home,
The Savior bids them come;
Praise God, the weary, wandering ones,
The lost are coming home.

Some cheeks are seamed by years of sin,
And some are flushed in youth;
But all have known their need of Christ,
And all have found the truth.

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From those who knew the Savior’s love,
They heard the Gospel Come;
In Him they trust, and kept by Him,
They will no longer roam.

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Hosannas ring from every voice,
They reach to Heaven’s dome;
Angels and saints, rejoice, rejoice,
The lost are coming home.

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