There Is Rapture Tonight

There is rapture tonight in yon city so fair

Author: Flora Kirkland
Tune: [There is rapture tonight in yon city so fair]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

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.

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 low-lands 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-strengthen’d vision discerns
How the heavenly city is thrilling with joy,
Over one who repents and returns. [Refrain]

Source: Northfield Hymnal: for use in evangelistic and church services, conventions, sunday schools, and all prayer and social meetings of the church and home #67

Author: Flora Kirkland

Flora Kirkland was born in 1862 in Kentucky, before moving to Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from school she became a public school teacher for the seventh grade. She was a member of Tompkins Avenue Congregational Church for which she wrote a number of hymns. She was very active in the Wallabout Bay Mission in that neighborhood of Brooklyn. Most of Wallabout Bay would be filled in to make way for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She died 17 January 1911. Brooklyn Standard Union, 16 January 1911 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is rapture tonight in yon city so fair
Title: There Is Rapture Tonight
Author: Flora Kirkland
Language: English
Refrain First Line: There is joy in the presence of angels
Copyright: Public Domain


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