Bright Angels

Representative Text

1 In a midnight dungeon low,
Paul and Silas lay;
But an angel broke the bars,
And struck their chains away.

Refrain:
Oh, angels, bright angels are watching from above;
Oh, angels, bright angels are messengers of love.

2 Daniel in the lion’s den,
Slept without alarm;
God had sent His angels down,
To shelter him from harm. [Refrain]

3 Down to Lot, in Sodom, came
Angels from on high,
Saying God would burn with fire,
That city by and by. [Refrain]

4 Chained in Herod’s prison cell,
Praying Peter see;
But an angel burst the gate,
And shouted “follow me.” [Refrain]

5 Jesus lay within the tomb,
Near the dawn of day,
But an angel came from God
And roll’d the stone away. [Refrain]

6 When the Savior in a cloud,
‘Rose to heav’n above,
Angels said He should again,
Descend with peace and love. [Refrain]

Source: Sunshine: songs for Sunday schools #87

Author: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel

Pseudonyms: C. D. Emerson, Charlotte G. Homer, S. B. Jackson, A. W. Lawrence, Jennie Ree… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In a midnight dungeon low
Title: Bright Angels
Author: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel
Copyright: Public Domain

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