With noiseless step an angel

With noiseless step an angel

Author: Herman H. Brueckner; Author: C. L. T. Lieth
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 With noiseless step an angel
Doth pass through ev'ry land;
No human eye can see him,
Though he is near at hand.
From heaven, the eternal home,
God sent him, here on earth to roam.

2 From house to house he wanders,
And where a child obeys
Its father and its mother,
The kindly angel stays,
To give the child his faithful care,
And to attend it everywhere.

3 He shares its joyful moments,
And guards it while at play;
He teaches it to study
And promptly to obey.
Of all he says the child takes heed,
And so improves in word and deed.


Source: Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #245

Author: Herman H. Brueckner

Born: March 11, 1866, Grundy County, Iowa (birth name: Herman Heinrich Moritz Brueckner). Died: January 25, 1942, Hebron, Nebraska (funeral held in Beatrice, Nebraska). Buried: St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Waverly, Iowa. After ordination in 1888, Brueckner pastored in Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. He later moved to Iowa City, Iowa, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Iowa State University in 1917. In 1926, he joined the faculty of Hebron College in Nebraska. In 1938, Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, conferred an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree on him. He retired as professor emeritus from Hebron College in 1941. Sources: Erickson, p. 254 Findagrave, accessed 14 Nov 2016 Hustad, p. 213 Stulken, p.… Go to person page >

Author: C. L. T. Lieth

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First Line: With noiseless step an angel
Author: Herman H. Brueckner
Author: C. L. T. Lieth
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