The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Ministers of Jesus' Word

For Christmas

The Angel Gabriel

Words: Charles Wesley, Hymns on the Four Gospels: St. Luke, #1148. l am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; Gospel of St. Luke i. 19.

Source: George Osborn, ed., The Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley. Vol. 11 (London: Wesleyan-Methodist Conference Office, 1871), p. 104.

    Ministers of Jesus' word
        Should angels emulate,
    Always present with their Lord,
        While on His church they wait,
    Only in His will delight
Who hath their high commission given,
    Labour on, and in His sight
        Enjoy a constant heaven.

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