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The Angel at the Portal

I fear not the gloom of midnight

Author: Asa Hull
Tune: [I fear not the gloom of midnight]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I fear not the gloom of midnight,
I dread not the storm at sea;
My Savior can calm the raging billows,
And illumine a path for me.
I fear not, O, I fear not,
Nor heed darksome waves of sin;
For the Angel is waiting at the portal
Of glory to let me in.

Waiting, waiting, waiting to let me in;
For the Angel is waiting at the portal,
Is waiting to let me in.

2 I heed not the world’s allurements,
While glory’s bright star I see;
I’ll steer for the bright and shining portal,
That the angel will ope for me.
I’m seeking for joys immortal,
And crowns that the righteous win;—
And the angel is waiting at the portal
Of glory to let me in. [Chorus]

3 I shrink not from cross or trial,
I shun not the narrow way;
I’ll watch at the ever-op’ning portal
For a glimpse of eternal day.
I’ll join in the praise eternal,
And here will my song begin;
For the angel is waiting at the portal
Of glory to let me in. [Chorus]

Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #26

Author: Asa Hull

Born: January 18, 1828, Keene, New York. As of 1895, Hull was a music publisher in New York City; his company was still operating as of 1910. His works include: Pilgrim’s Harp Casket Casket Complete Vestry Chimes; a Choice Collection of Sacred Music, Adapted to All Occasions of Social and Family Worship (Boston, Massachusetts: Degen, Estes, and Priest, circa 1864) Sparkling Rubies, with Harry Sanders (Boston, Massachusetts: Oliver Ditson, 1871) Grove Songs No. 2 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Asa Hull, 1873) Garlands of Praise (New York: Daniel Knowles, 1874) The Golden Sheaf of Sunday-School Music, with Robert G. Staples (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Asa Hull, 1874) Temperance Glee (Oliver Dit… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I fear not the gloom of midnight
Title: The Angel at the Portal
Author: Asa Hull
Refrain First Line: Waiting, waiting



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

English and German Gospel Songs, or The Ebenezer Hymnal #d108

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Garlands of Praise #4

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Gleanings of sacred song #26

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Gospel Praise Book. #26

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Gospel Praise Book #26

The Gem of Gems #d60

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