1 Brother, will you slight the message
Sent in mercy from above?
Every sentence, O how tender,
Every line how full of love!
Full of strength and peace and love!
2 Tempted souls, they bring you succor;
Fearful hearts, they quell your fears;
And with deepest consolation
Chase away the falling tears;
Blessed he their word who hears!
3 Holy angels, hovering round us!
Waiting spirits! speed your way,
Hasten to the court of heaven,
Tidings bear without delay,
That our spirits
Glad the message will obey.