by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864)

Little Ella's an angel
Language: English 
Little Ella's an angel in the skies, 
Sing merrily sing. 
Come brother and sister, dry your eyes, 
Sing, merrily sing. 

Chorus: 
Sing, merrily sing, 
Let the chorus joyfully ring! 
Little Ella's an angel in the skies, 
Sing, merrily sing. 

Never weep for the angel that free from tears: 
Sing, merrily sing. 
Never sigh for the blessed that have left all fears: 
Sing, merrily sing. 

She has gone while her spirit from sing was free: 
Sing, merrily sing. 
To a region of love and melody: 
Sing, merrily sing. 

Little Ella was truthful, good, and kind: 
Sing, merrily sing. 
Little Ella was blest in heart and mind: 
Sing, merrily sing. 

Little Ella has left us full of love: 
Sing, merrily sing. 
Let us follow her to the realms above: 
Sing, merrily sing.

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Researcher for this text: Laura Prichard [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2015-12-26
Line count: 25
Word count: 130