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83. By the Gate

1 Holy, happy angels
Guard the Christian’s way,
Never from his path they stray;
Ever on their mission,
They their vigils keep,
Guarding all his waking,
Watching all his sleep.

Refrain:
By the gate they’ll meet us,
’Neath the golden sky,
Meet us at the portals,
Meet us by and by;
By the gate they’ll meet us,
’Neath the golden sky,
Meet us at the portals,
Meet us by and by.

2 Tho’ we may not see them
With our mortal eyes,
By the light of Time’s dim skies;
Yet we hear their whispers,
Pointing far away,
To the golden luster
Of eternal day. [Refrain]

3 Holy, happy angels,
Sent us from above,
Thro’ the Savior’s gracious love;
Be ye ever near us,
Guarding all our way,
Till we reach the mansion
Of eternal day. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Holy, happy angels
Title: By the Gate
Author: A. S. Kieffer
Refrain First Line: By the gate they’ll meet us
Publication Date: 1893
Scripture:
Tune Information
Name: [Holy, happy angels]
Composer: R. A. Glenn



Media
MIDI file: MIDI

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