An Angel in the cloud

There, sheltered from the wolves and cold

Author: George W. Bungay
Tune: [There sheltered from the wolves and cold]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 There, sheltered from the wolves and cold,
Dear little lambs within the fold,
Are watched with more than shepherd’s care,
No harm befalls the weakest there.
Sweet darling on thy mother’s knee,
Sleeping as sleeps a wave at sea.
Rocked on the billows of her breast,
Thy sleep emblems thy future rest.

2 There is an angel in the room,
Whose presence, like the starry bloom
Of Heaven, radiates the light,
As though the sun arose at night.
That angel whispered to the child,
And then the little cherub smiled,
It told the sinless babe to fly
To realms of beauty in the sky.

3 The angel vanished, and a cloud
Came with a coffin and a shroud,
But Heaven, reflected in a tear,
Displayed a white wing hovering near.
So let us live that we may all
Find soft wings on our shoulders fall;
There’s room enough for all above,
For Heaven is vast as boundless love.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9291

Author: George W. Bungay

George Washington Bungay (July 22, 1818 – July 10, 1892) was born in Walsingham, England. He immigrated with his family to the United States in 1827 at age nine. Bungay was a poet, journalist, biographer, and anti-slavery and temperance reformer. He taught school in Canada, and later moved to Buffalo, New York, where he founded the Independent newspaper in Ilion, New York. Later the paper moved to Utica, New York, and was renamed the Central Independent. Bungay was a well known lecturer, poet, abolitionist, and temperance advocate. He worked in the New York custom house from 1873 to 1887. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

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First Line: There, sheltered from the wolves and cold
Title: An Angel in the cloud
Author: George W. Bungay



The Cyber Hymnal #9291
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