11972. I Want To Be An Angel

1 I want to be an angel,
Before I mount above,
An angel in my spirit
And influence of love.
Beneath my every footstep
I want the flowers to spring,
In deeds of loving kindness,
And good for everything.

2 I want to span my forehead
A bow of promise bright,
That every cloud of sorrow
May kindle into light.
Above the earth, but in it,
I want my ways to wend,
To keep myself unspotted,
And help to others lend.

3 I want to love like angels,
And be beloved again,
And bring the boons of Heaven
To bless my fellow men.
God’s love, in all my measure,
To give again I want.
A heartful, heavenly Father,
For my religion grant.

Text Information
First Line: I want to be an angel
Title: I Want To Be An Angel
Author: R. F. Fuller
Meter: 76.76 D
Language: English
Source: The Prize by George F. Root (Chicago: Root & Cady, 1870)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: George Frederick Root
Meter: 76.76 D
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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