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HIS VEILED ANGELS GUARD THEE
“The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.”—Psa. 34:7. “He shall give his angels charge over thee to keep thee in all thy ways.”—Psa. 91:11. “Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister unto them that shall be heirs of salvation?”—Heb. 1:14
Often when thou’rt faint and weary in the struggle and the strife,
And thy heart nigh sinks within thee, ‘neath the strain and stress of life:
When thou’rt tempted, tried and fearful, and thou can’st not see the way,
And each night looms black with shadows from thy sorrows in the day;
I would ask thee still to trust Him, He who sees all in the light,
For he guards thee by his angels, though they’re veiled from thy sight,
Yea, he guards thee by his angels though they’re veiled from thy sight.
Oh, be watchful, oh, be sober, for the Adversary tries,
To allure us to destruction by his subtly fashioned lies.
He would sift us, he would tempt us, he would claim us for his prey,
And his legions ever watch us as we tread the Narrow Way:
But we know of his devices, and we trust Jehovah’s Might,
For he guards us by his angels, though they’re veiled from our sight,
Yea, he guards us by his angels though they’re veiled from our sight.
There is One who knows thy weakness, and thy failings, and thy tears,
Thy burdens and thy sorrows, and thy tremblings and thy fears,
And thy heart-cries always reach him, and are answered in his way,
Though thou can’st not see his workings as they shape thy path each day.
Sad disaster had o’erwhelmed thee had he not put forth his might,
Through his angels that surround thee, but are veiled from thy sight,
Guardian angels that surround thee, but are veiled from thy sight.
Ah, believe me, when the Day breaks, and we know as we are known,
In the sunlight of the glory that surrounds our Father’s Throne,
He will tell us how he led us: we shall see the pathway clear,
The way we trod that led to God through failing, fault and fear.
And we’ll see those guardian angels who were veiled from our sight,
We shall understand the workings of the Power put forth in might:
Yea, and with those guardian angels who were veiled from our sight,
We shall see our Saviour, and our God, in Heaven’s Eternal Light. —Sidney Smith.
— November 1, 1905 —