1 They come, God’s messengers of love,
They come from realms of peace above,
From homes of never-fading light,
From blissful mansions ever bright.
2 They come to watch around us here,
To soothe our sorrow, calm our fear:
But chiefly, at our journey's end,
'Tis theirs the spirit to defend.
3 Blest Jesus, Thou Whose groans and tears
Have sanctified frail nature’s fears,
To earth in bitter sorrow weighed,
Thou didst not scorn Thine angel’s aid.
4 An angel guard to us supply,
When on the bed of death we lie;
And by Thine own almighty power,
O shield us in that final hour.
Source: Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #253
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