Carried by the Angels

Verse 1:
Sitting by the gateway of a palace fair,
Once a child of God was left to die;
By the world neglected, wealth would nothing share;
See the change awaiting there on high.

Refrain:
Carried by the angels to the land of rest,
Music sweetly sounding thro’ the skies;
Welcomed by the Saviour to the heav’nly feast,
Gathered with the loved in Paradise.

Verse 2:
What shall be the ending of this life of care?
Oft the question cometh to us all;
Here upon the pathway hard the burdens bear,
And the burning tears of sorrow fall.

Verse 3:
Follower of Jesus, scanty tho’ thy store,
Treasures, precious treasures wait on high;
Count the trials joyful, soon they’ll all be o’er;
O the change that’s coming bye and bye.

Verse 4:
Upward, then, and onward! onward for the Lord;
Time and talent all in His employ;
Small may seem the service, sure the great reward;
Here the cross, but there the crown of joy.

El Nathan/James McGranahan

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