While the angelus was ringing: Jean Villard/Manning c.1949


While the angelus was ringing
calling for the evening prayer
I could hear the choir singing
and I saw you standing there.

Silently I stood beside you
how my heart was beating then
all my dreams had all come true
I was safely back with you
never more to roam again.

Then the great cathedral spire
seemed to come alive and say
through the voices of the choir
there will be a wedding day

Then a golden ray of sunlight
from a window in the sky
shone upon us from above
heaven's blessing on our love
now our love will never die.

Then a golden ray of sunlight
from a window in the sky
shone upon us from above
heaven's blessing on our love
now our love will never die.