American Old Time Song Lyrics: 25 The Angels Ladder
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 25
THE ANGEL'S LADDER
Copyright, 1889, by Chas, D. Blake & Co.
Words and Music by Harry Pepper.
If there were a ladder, mother, between the earth and sky,
As In the days no long ago, I would bid you all good-bye;
And go thro' every country, and search from town to town,
'Till I had found the ladder, with angels coming down.
There I would wait quite softly beside the lowest round,
"Till the sweet looking angel had stepped upon the ground:
I would pull his dazzling garments and speak out very plain.
Will you take me, please, to heaven, when you go back again?
Ah, darling, said the mother, you need not wander so.
To find the golden ladder where angels come and go:
The loving, gentle Saviour, whose life for you was given.
The loving, gentle Saviour, whose life for you was given,
He is the wondrous ladder, to take you back to heaven,
He is the wondrous ladder, to take you back to heaven.