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Encamping Angels

"Hush!" we are surrounded! See you not the foe

Author: Martha Elvira Pettus
Tune: [God hath sent His angels to the earth again]
Published in 1 hymnal

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Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 "Hush! we are surrounded! See you not the foe—
All encamped and guarded, watching us below?"
"Yes," I said, "I see them—they are very near;
I can hear their footsteps, yet I do not fear.

2 "For oh, look, my brother, nearer than the foe
Are the tents of angels, shining pure as snow.
See the shining sentries pace our camp tonight,
Rank on rank of watchers, glorious in their might.

3 "He who is their captain bids me trust His care;
Well I know His bright ones keep their vigil there.
Hosts may camp against me—heart, thou shalt not fear!
He, the Lord of angels, God our king is here."

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10905

Author: Martha Elvira Pettus

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Text Information

First Line: "Hush!" we are surrounded! See you not the foe
Title: Encamping Angels
Author: Martha Elvira Pettus
Meter: 11.11 D
Source: The Wayside Shrine (Boston: Sherman, French & Company, 1914)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #10905
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