God Hath Sent His Angels to the Earth Again

God hath sent His angels to the earth again

Author: Phillips Brooks (1877)
Tune: [God hath sent His angels to the earth again]
Published in 70 hymnals

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Representative Text

God hath sent his angels to the earth again,
Bringing joyful tidings to the sons of men;
They who first, at Christmas, thronged the heavenly way,
Now beside the tomb-door, sit on Easter Day.

Angels sing his triumph, as you sang his birth,
"Christ, the Lord, is risen. Peace, goodwill on earth."

In the dreadful desert, where the Lord was tried,
There the faithful angels gathered at his side;
And when in the garden, grief and pain and care
Bowed him down with anguish, they were with him there.

Yet the Christ they honor is the same Christ still,
Who, in light and darkness, did his Father's will;
And the tomb deserted shineth like the sky,
Since he passed out from it into victory.

God has still His angels, helping, at his word,
All his faithful children, like their faithful Lord;
Soothing them in sorrow, arming them in strife,
Opening wide the tomb-doors, leading into life.

Author: Phillips Brooks

Brooks, Phillips, D.D., was born at Boston, Dec. 13, 1835, graduated at Harvard College 1855, and was ordained in 1859. Successively Rector of the Church of the Advent, Philadelphia, and Trinity Church, Boston, he became Bishop of Mass. in 1891, and died at Boston in Jan., 1893. His Carol, "O little town of Bethlehem," was written for his Sunday School in 1868, the author having spent Christmas, 1866, at Bethlehem. His hymn, "God hath sent His angels to the earth again," is dated 1877. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God hath sent His angels to the earth again
Title: God Hath Sent His Angels to the Earth Again
Author: Phillips Brooks (1877)
Meter: 11.11.11.11.11.11
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Angels, sing his triumph, as you sang his birth
Notes: Tune: Easter Day
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Hymnal and Service Book for Sunday Schools, Day Schools, Guilds, Brotherhoods, etc. #564

American Church and Church School Hymnal #d94

American Church and Church School Hymnal #d94

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Augsburg Songs for Sunday Schools and other services #70

Augsburg Songs, Nos. l and 2 Combined #d82

Carmina for Social Worship #d74

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Carmina for the Sunday School and Social Worship #88

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Carols Old and Carols New #39

Christian Hymnal #d135

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Christian Song #150

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Christmas Songs and Easter Carols #7

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Elmhurst Hymnal #109

Gems from Augsburg Songs for Sunday Schools and other Services #d37

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Gloria #75

Heart and Voice #d81

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Heart and Voice #262

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Hymnal for American Youth #115

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Hymnal for the Sunday School #57

Hymnal for the Sunday School. Rev. #d53

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Hymns and Tunes for Schools #122

Hymns for the King's Children #d29

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Hymns of the Centuries #75

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Hymns of the Church #191

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Hymns of Worship and Service #106

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Hymns of Worship and Service #106

Jubilate Deo #335

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Life-Time Hymns #100

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Light and Life Songs No. 4 #170

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Living Hymns #83

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Luther League Hymnal #117

Lutheran Sunday School Hymnal. 9th ed. #d56

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Pilgrim Songs (Number Two) #100

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Progressive Sunday School Songs #197

Sacred Songs for Church and Home #d138

School Carols #d81

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Service Hymnal #107

Sing Unto the Lord #d41

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Songs for Sunday Schools #61

Songs of Work and Worship #d30

Sunday School Hymnal #d114

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The Abingdon Hymnal #42

The American Hymnal #d164

The American Hymnal for Chapel Service #d110

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The American Hymnal for Chapel Service #163

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The Baptist Standard Hymnal #107

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The Beacon Hymnal #241

The Best Loved Hymns and Prayers of the American People #d95

The Church Hymnal #d117

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The Church Hymnal #671

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The Cyber Hymnal #1761

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The Epworth Hymnal #63

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The Evangelical Hymnal #118

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The Evangelical Hymnal. Text edition #118

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The Hymnal #557

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The Junior Hymnal, Containing Sunday School and Luther League Liturgy and Hymns for the Sunday School #150

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The Methodist Sunday School Hymnal #97

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The Parish School Hymnal #90

The Praise Hymnal #80

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The Sanctuary Hymnal, published by Order of the General Conference of the United Brethren in Christ #208

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The School Hymnal #86

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The School Hymnal #95

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The Sunday School Hymnal #80

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The Sunday School Hymnal #80

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The Sunday School Hymnary #263

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The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #509

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Voices of Praise #368

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Wartburg Hymnal #179

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Worship and Song #111

Worship and Song Edition B #ad82

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Worship and Song. (Rev. ed.) #119

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