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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.

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
Tune Information
Name: [Holy, happy angels]
Composer: R. A. Glenn


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