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Patience is an angel spirit

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1 Patience is an angel spirit
Sent from heaven to bless mankind:
Happy those who bid her welcome;
Blessed company they find.

Chorus:
Sweet Patience be our guide and director,
And from Despair be thou our protector,
Till a home of peace and love,
We shall find in heaven above.

2 She will help us in our journey,
All the ills of life to bear;
Though our path be rough and thorny,
Patience drives away all care. [Chorus]

3 Though we sow in tears and sorrow,
With an almost hopeless view,
From the bud so brown and bitter,
She brings flowers of beauteous hue. [Chorus]

3 'Mid the storms and dashing billows,
As we sail o'er life's rough sea,
Patience at the helm says calmly,
"Soon a shining heaven we'll see." [Chorus]

Source: The Little Minstrel: a collection of songs and music, with lessons of instruction, mathematically arranged plan of notation #111

Author: A. D. Fillmore

Fillmore, Augustus Damon. (Gallia County, Ohio, September 7, 1823--June 10, 1870, Cincinnati, Ohio). Minister, Christian Church. Co-editor (with Silas White Leonard, 1814-1870) or Christian Psalmist (1847), which "probably had a more general circulation than any other of his publications." Author of "Come, come, come to the Saviour" and composer of several hymn tunes. --George Brandon, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Patience is an angel spirit
Author: A. D. Fillmore
Refrain First Line: Sweet patience, be our guide
Copyright: Public Domain

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Songs of Glory #46

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The Little Minstrel #111

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The Violet #111

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