He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.@Psalm 91:11

Samuel Lover, Irish Evenings, 1846.

Bergamo Harold B. Adams, in The Morning Light!, by Solomon W. Straub (Chicago, Illinois: Root & Sons, 1880), number 34 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Samuel Lover (1797-1868)

Oh, watch you well by daylight!
By daylight you may fear;
But keep no watch in darkness,
The angels then are near.
For Heav’n the sense bestoweth
Our waking life to keep;
But tender mercy showeth
To guard us in our sleep.

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Oh, watch you well by daylight!
By daylight you may fear;
But keep no watch in darkness,
The angels then are near.

Oh, watch you well in pleasure!
For pleasure oft betrays;
But keep no watch on sorrow,
When joy withdraws its rays;
For in the hour of sorrow,
As in the darkness drear,
To Heaven trust the morrow,
For angels then are near.

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Oh, watch you well when fortune
Sits smiling at your door;
When wealth and influence, mighty,
Are growing more and more;
Be firm, and do not falter,
Be true to God and man,
And Heaven will reward you,
As nothing else e’er can.

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