The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Angels Bright, Their Pinions Folding

Words: Anonymous

Music: F. Adlam
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Carol 253, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New
(Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. Angels bright, their pinions folding,
Guard the Infant Saviourís rest;
God made man with joy beholding:
Sleep, Redeemer blest,
Sleep on, (sleep on), sleep on, (sleep on), Bright Angels guard Thy rest;
Sleep on, (sleep on), sleep on, (sleep on), Bright Angels guard Thy rest;

2. Slumber soft His eyelids closing,
See, upon His Motherís breast
Jesus, Lord of life, reposing:
Sleep, Redeemer blest,
Sleep on, (sleep on), sleep on, (sleep on), Bright Angels guard Thy rest;
Sleep on, (sleep on), sleep on, (sleep on), Bright Angels guard Thy rest;

3. High above a star is gleaming
Guiding mortals on their quest,
Through the night in splendour beaming: Sleep, Redeemer blest,
Sleep on, (sleep on), sleep on, (sleep on), Bright Angels guard Thy rest;
Sleep on, (sleep on), sleep on, (sleep on), Bright Angels guard Thy rest;

4. Saviour! Star, whose light all-glorious
Fills the earth from east to west,
Over sin and death victorious,
Sleep, Redeemer blest,
Sleep on, (sleep on), sleep on, (sleep on), Bright Angels guard Thy rest;
Sleep on, (sleep on), sleep on, (sleep on), Bright Angels guard Thy rest;

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