“Angel Band”

Alternate titles: “Bear Me Away On Your Snowy Wings”
Author: Lyrics: Rev. Jefferson Hascall [occasionally spelled "Haskell"]; Tune: William B. Bradbury
Earliest date: 1860 (lyrics in "Melodeon"), 1862 (tune, in "Golden Shower")
Keywords: age farewell death dying nonballad religious
Found in: US(SE)

Description

Singer's life is nearly over; his trials are done, his triumph has begun. His spirit sings; he hears the noise of wings. Chorus: "Oh come, angel band, Come and around me stand, Bear me away on your snowy (snow-white) wings, To my eternal home"

Recordings

References

  1. DT, ANGLBAND
  2. Roud #4268
  3. BI, DTanglba