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W. Garrett Horder, comp.  The Poets’ Bible: New Testament.  1895.
Mary seeth Two Angels sitting
Walter Chalmers Smith (1824–1908)
JOHN XX. 12.

ANGELS twain were sitting
In the vacant tomb;
Lights of day were flitting
Through its silent gloom;
Angels brightly shining,        5
Light of common day,
Mingling and entwining
Where the Saviour lay.
Often in our sorrow
Angels may be seen,        10
When we look to-morrow
Where our griefs had been;
And the angels holy
Whisper us and say,
Lo! the Meek and Lowly        15
Plucked the sting away.
Sweet is all the bitter,
Blessed is the night,
When the angels glitter
In the morning light,        20
To the common duty
Bidding us away,
For Jesus in His beauty
Will meet us by the way.

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