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

Gerard Moultrie, 1873. The hymn was written for St. Michael’s Church, Folkestone, and published in Edward Husband’s 1873 Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern.

Folkestone Processional Edward Husband (🔊 pdf nwc).

There is sound of rejoicing around the great throne,
A whisper of myriad wings;
For the foe that accuseth us lies cast down,
And the choir of angels sings—

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Salvation, and honor, and majesty be,
Lord of all power and might unto Thee.

And the soul may approach to her God without dread,
In moment of praise of prayer;
Fear ye not, the bright angels of God have said,
Glad tidings of joy we bear.

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But the hour draweth nigh when the angel shall stand
With foot on the silent shore;
By the Lord he shall swear, as he lifts his hand,
And that time shall be no more.

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And the thunders shall roll, and the dead, great and small,
At the throne of the Judge shall stand;
And the song shall resound thro’ the heav’nly hall,
Of the saints at God’s right hand.

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