Scripture Verse

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


Words: James Mor­row, 1891.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

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.


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.


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.


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