Joy over new converts is most proper and seemly, and it is unlovely for any to grudge them the delights of new found grace. Let us imitate the heavenly Father, and not the elder brother.
Who can describe the joys that rise
Through all the courts of Paradise,
To see a prodigal return,
To see an heir of glory born?
With joy the Father doth approve
The fruit of his eternal love;
The Son with joy looks down, and sees
The purchase of his agonies.
The Spirit takes delight to view
The holy soul he formed anew;
And saints and angels join to sing
The growing empire of their King.