The angels are looking on me

Like Jacob, in his Bethel rest

Author: John Parker
Tune: [Like Jacob, in his Bethel rest]
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1 Like Jacob, in his Bethel rest,
The angels are looking on me;
They watch my pillow—I am blest,
The angels are looking on me.

Refrain:
All night, all night,
The angels are looking on me;
All night, all night,
The angels are looking on me.

2 Each night I lay me down to sleep,
The angels are looking on me;
I know I’m safe, for angels keep,
The angels are looking on me. [Refrain]

3 And when I wake, new toils to meet,
The angels are looking on me;
God’s presence makes my joy complete,
The angels are looking on me. [Refrain]

4 A pilgrim to the heav’nly land,
The angels are looking on me;
My steps are kept by God’s command,
The angels are looking on me. [Refrain]

5 And till I reach my home at last,
The angels are looking on me;
With every tear and trial past,
The angels are looking on me. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.4 #175

Author: John Parker

John Parker, born in England, immigrated to the United States about 1847 at the age of 22. He was a Methodist pastor, serving churches in New York and Vermont. He was a chaplain in the U.S. Army during the Civil War. He died in Asbury Park, New York in 1911. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Christian Advocate," Vol. 86, September 28, 1911, P. 1298 (6) Go to person page >

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First Line: Like Jacob, in his Bethel rest
Title: The angels are looking on me
Author: John Parker
Refrain First Line: All night, all night The angels are looking
Copyright: Public Domain

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