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The Angels in the Air

When life's labor song is sung

Author: Robert Lowry
Tune: [Soon will come the setting sun]
Published in 14 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When life’s labor song is sung,
And the ebon arch is sprung,
O’er the shaded couch of death so still,
Then the Lord will light the scene
With the angels’ starry sheen,
As they welcome us to Zion’s hill.

We’ll meet each other there,
Yes! we’ll meet each other there,
With the angels in the air,
Yes, we’ll meet each other there;
We’ll meet each other there,
Yes! we’ll meet each other there,
With the angels, with the angels in the air.

2 Dark the shadows in the vale,
Fierce the howling of the gale,
But the shining ones are near our door;
With our robes as bright as they,
We will tread the starry way,
With the shadow and the storm no more. [Refrain]

3 Flood the heart with parting tears,
Frost the head with passing years,
Mingle want and woe together here—
But the Lord will lift the cloud
That enwraps the shining crowd,
And we’ll never know a sorrow there. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14661

Author: Robert Lowry

Robert Lowry was born in Philadelphia, March 12, 1826. His fondness for music was exhibited in his earliest years. As a child he amused himself with the various musical instruments that came into his hands. At the age of seventeen he joined the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, and soon became an active worker in the Sunday-school as teacher and chorister. At the age of twenty-two he gave himself to the work of the ministry, and entered upon a course of study at the University of Lewisburg, Pa. At the age of twenty-eight he was graduated with the highest honors of his class. In the same year of his graduation, he entered upon the work of the ministry. He served as pastor at West Chester, Pa., 1851-1858; in New York City, 1859-1861;… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When life's labor song is sung
Title: The Angels in the Air
Author: Robert Lowry
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We'll meet each other there
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #14661
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The Cyber Hymnal #14661

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