11277. There Is Rapture Tonight

1 There is rapture tonight in yon city so fair,
Where the river of life floweth free;
And a touch of the joy that is ringing up there,
Falleth softly on you and on me.

Refrain:
There is joy in the presence of angels tonight,
There is rapture to mortals untold;
For the Father and Shepherd in Heaven rejoice
Over one who returns to the fold.

2 We can fancy we hear the sweet anthem of joy
That the angels are singing tonight;
For we know that the lowlands of earth have a place
In the thoughts of the dwellers in light. [Refrain]

3 They must watch us with pitying love in their eyes,
As in sin and in sorrow we stray;
For we know there is rapturous joy in the skies,
When a lost one returns to the Way. [Refrain]

4 For the Master hath lifted the veil from our eyes,
And our faith-strengthened vision discerns
How the heavenly city is thrilling with joy,
Over one who repents and returns. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: There is rapture tonight in yon city so fair
Title: There Is Rapture Tonight
Author: Flora Kirkland (1901)
Meter: 12.9.12.9 D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: There is joy in the presence of angels tonight
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: TBILISI
Composer: George Coles Stebbins (1901)
Meter: 12.9.12.9 D
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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