1 There is peace and there is gladness in my heart today,
From the galling bonds of sin my soul is free;
For the Son of God has taken all my sins away,
And the angels are rejoicing over me.
Oh, the angels are rejoicing over me,
For the precious blood of Christ has made me free;
All my sins have been forgiven, there is joy in heav’n,
For the angels are rejoicing over me.
2 I had wandered far in darkness, seeking pleasures vain,
But one day I heard a tender, loving plea;
Now my soul is homeward going free from scar and stain,
And the angels are rejoicing over me. [Chorus]
3 I have fixed my heart on Jesus, resting in his love,
Well assured that he will keep me pure and free;
And I know that I shall see him on his throne above,
For the angels are rejoicing over me. [Chorus]
Pseudonym: James S. Apple.
James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >
Display Title: Angels Are Rejoicing Over MeFirst Line: There is peace and there is gladness in my heart todayTune Title: [There is peace and there is gladness in my heart today]Author: James RoweDate: 1916