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The Angels

Representative Text

How dear is the thought, that the angels of God
May bow their bright wings to the world they once trod;
Will leave the sweet songs of the mansions above,
To breathe o’er our bosoms some message of love!

They come, on the wings of the morning they come,
Impatient to lead some poor wanderer home;
Some sinner to save from his darkened abode,
And lay him to rest in the arms of his God.

They come when we wander, they come when we pray,
In mercy to guard us wherever we stray;
A glorious cloud, their bright witness is given;
Encircling us here are these angels of heaven.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #355

Text Information

First Line: How dear is the thought that the angels of God
Title: The Angels
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)

A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #355

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #355

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #758

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d193

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Hymns of the Spirit #627

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #164

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The Carol #115a

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #963

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The Gospel Psalmist #726

The Sunny Side #d48

Youthful Voices #d89

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