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There is joy

When a soul returns from a life of sin

Author: Civilla D. Martin
Tune: [When a soul returns from a life of sin]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 When a soul returns from a life of sin,
There is joy, there is joy;
When the precious blood makes the heart all clean,
There is joy, there is joy.

Refrain:
There is joy in the presence of the angels,
And the courts o heaven ring,
When a soul is won to the Father’s Son,
There is joy, sweet joy.

2 When the lost is found eve angels sing,
There is joy, there is joy;
When a rebel yields to the Lord, the King,
There is joy, there is joy. [Refrain]

3 When God’s child returns, who has gone astray,
There is joy, there is joy;
When he walks once more in the holy way,
There is joy, there is joy. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of the Gospel No. 3: for use in religious meetings #25

Author: Civilla D. Martin

Martin, Civilla Durfee (Jordan Falls, Nova Scotia, August 21, 1866--March 9, 1948, Atlanta, Georgia). Daughter of James N. and Irene (Harding) Holden. She married Rev. John F. Geddes, Congregational minister of Coventryvilee, N.Y. at Jordan Falls Methodist Church, Shelbourne Co., Nova Scotia, on May 19, 1891. There is thus far no information about their marriage and its end. After several years of teaching school, she married Walter Stillman Martin, a Baptist minister, and traveled with him in evangelistic work. However, because of frail health, she was compelled to remain home much of the time. In 1916, they became members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). They had one son, A.G. Martin. In her writing, she used only her initia… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When a soul returns from a life of sin
Title: There is joy
Author: Civilla D. Martin

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Instances

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New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #230Page Scan
New Songs of the Gospel No. 3: for use in religious meetings #25TextAudioPage Scan



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