With Noiseless Step An Angel

With noiseless step an angel
Doth pass through ev’ry land;
No human eye can see him,
Though he is near at hand.
From heaven, the eternal home,
God sent him, here on earth to roam.

From house to house he wanders,
And where a child obeys
Its father and its mother,
The kindly angel stays,
To give the child his faithful care,
And to attend it everywhere.

He shares its joyful moments,
And guards it while at play;
He teaches it to study
And promptly to obey.
Of all he says the child takes heed,
And so improves in word and deed.