Hymn: Words and Music by William Batchelder Bradbury, ca. 1857
Found in The Best Birthday: "...Choir (in the distance sing)"
Joy! Joy! Joy! There is joy in heav'n with the angels;Joy! Joy! Joy! for the prodical's return!
He has come, he has come, to his Father's house at last;
He was lost, he is found, And the night of gloom is past.
Blessed hour of joy, and communion sweet,
For his heart is full and his love complete,
His Father sees him and hastes to meet,
And bid him welcome back.