weep for joy

weep for joy

Fig. to cry out of happiness. She was so happy, she wept for joy. We all wept for joy at the safe return of the child.
See also: joy, weep
References in classic literature ?
cried the grateful old woman, ready to weep for joy as she received her favourite from his arms.
No mysteries, no cloak to hide one's self in, no cunning policy here; people laugh outright, they weep for joy here.
But he was suddenly taken away last September, I will shed a tear each day, till we meet again, then weep for joy when we do, Dad.
It's enough to make you weep for joy as you discover his treasure.
It's the film of the year - a movie to make you weep for joy.