This Angel

(spoiler alert!) This song was written to honour our front-line workers during these incredibly stressful pandemic times. It was inspired while thinking of two family members who are working in downtown hospital emergency rooms during this pandemic. This song might be used in worship services honouring our front-line workers or on subjects such as pastoral care during the pandemic, vocation or calling.

Vocals by Walter Gallant of Drayton Valley, Alberta, originally from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Click here to connect to Walter's Facebook page.

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THIS ANGEL Words and music by David Kai ©2021

Last night I thought I had the strangest dream, An angel standing, watching over me

No halo on her head, no gown of white, No wings upon her back to give her flight

I couldn’t see her face ‘cept for her eyes, She smiled through them, and then I realized

Just where I was and how it came to be, This angel’s all dressed up in PPE


If I could only speak I’d gladly give my thanks aloud, If I could only breathe I’d tell you clearly just how proud

I am of all of you who put yourselves into harm’s way, And help to pull me through another day


Dear angel, tell my family out there, I love them very much, and I still care

I’m sorry if I’ve caused them any pain, God willing, I will see them all again

Dear angel, say a prayer for this old soul, That I might have some peace if I’m to go

If I don’t make it through, tell them for me, My angel all dressed up in PPE


If I could only speak I’d gladly give my thanks aloud, If I could only breathe I’d tell you clearly just how proud

I am of all of you who put yourselves into harm’s way, And help to pull me through another day


Last night I thought I had the strangest dream, This angel standing, watching over me.