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The angel of the Lord

God sends a tender message

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Tune: [God sends a tender message]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 God sends a tender message
For ev’ry time of need;
His loving care is written
In ev’ry kindly deed.
However deep the shadows,
There’s one clear ray of light;
For God sends forth his angels
To guard us day and night.

They come from fields of glory,
With beams of joy and light;
For God sends forth his angels
To guard us, day and night.

2 If paths of duty lead us
Where snares are thickly set,
Where danger and temptation
Are like the fowler’s net,
yet still with faith and courage
Our journey we pursue;
For God sends forth his angel
To lead us safely through. [Refrain]

3 Life has its time of bondage,
When, like a prison wall,
Some grievous sin or sorrow
Our weary hearts enthrall.
But light gleams thro’ the darkness,
The chains are swept aside;
When God sends forth his angel;
The prison doors swing wide. [Refrain]

4 If through some fiery furnace
Our shrinking feet must go,
Be sure in each affliction
Some mercy he’ll bestow.
Our faith may rest completely
On God’s almighty name;
For His own angel leads us
Safe thro’ the fiercest flame. [Refrain]

Source: Consecrated Hymns #75

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith

Lanta Wilson Smith was born July 19, 1856 at Castine, Maine, and died October 19, 1939 at Taunton, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of a Methodist minister, William J. Wilson, and his wife Sedelia Follett. Her father belonged to the Maine, and later the East Maine Conferences from 1846 until 1866, when he with his family traveled in a covered wagon to the west, where he served as minister in Nebraska and Dakota. Later he returned to New England and founded out his sixty-four years in the ministry at an appointment in Hingham, Massachusetts. From her early childhood Lanta sang and played the organ in church and Sunday school wherever her father was located. When seventeen she attended Bucksport Seminary, Maine, where she received som… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God sends a tender message
Title: The angel of the Lord
Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Refrain First Line: They come from fields of glory


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