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An Angel in the cloud

There, sheltered from the wolves and cold

Author: George W. Bungay
Tune: [There sheltered from the wolves and cold]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There, sheltered from the wolves and cold,
Dear little lambs within the fold,
Are watched with more than shepherd’s care,
No harm befalls the weakest there.
Sweet darling on thy mother’s knee,
Sleeping as sleeps a wave at sea.
Rocked on the billows of her breast,
Thy sleep emblems thy future rest.

2 There is an angel in the room,
Whose presence, like the starry bloom
Of Heaven, radiates the light,
As though the sun arose at night.
That angel whispered to the child,
And then the little cherub smiled,
It told the sinless babe to fly
To realms of beauty in the sky.

3 The angel vanished, and a cloud
Came with a coffin and a shroud,
But Heaven, reflected in a tear,
Displayed a white wing hovering near.
So let us live that we may all
Find soft wings on our shoulders fall;
There’s room enough for all above,
For Heaven is vast as boundless love.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9291

Author: George W. Bungay

Born: July 22, 1818, Walsham le Willows, Suffolk, England. Died: July 10, 1892, Bloomfield, New Jersey. Bungay moved to America at age nine. As a young man, he married Louise Whitney of New York City, with whom he had five children. After her death, he taught school in Canada, later moved to Buffalo, New York, then founded the Independent newspaper in Ilion, New York. When the paper moved to Utica, New York, it was renamed the Central Independent. Bungay also wrote for New York Tribune under Horace Greeley, and edited the weekly journal Metropolitan. In 1849, Bungay married Cath­er­ine Her­ki­mer, and had three children with her. Bungay was a well known lecturer, poet, abolitionist, and temperance advocate. He worked in the New Yo… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There, sheltered from the wolves and cold
Title: An Angel in the cloud
Author: George W. Bungay

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The Cyber Hymnal #9291
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #9291

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