Angels are spiritual beings guarding the tomb and praying for the soul. As a messenger from God the angel is a guide to Heaven. They represent love, protection, and resurrection. Angels are represented in many forms.
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep,
Thy angels watch me through the night,
And keep me safe till morning’s light.
ANGEL CARRYING A CHILD
Symbolizes embracing the soul and escorting the deceased to heaven.
Like a rosebud faded with life scarce begun
And angels, bright angels escorted him home.
ANGELS IN CLOUDS
Represents heaven and Divine love.
Angels to beckon me
Nearer my God to thee
Nearer is thee
ANGEL DROPPING FLOWERS
Represents blessings from Heaven
Love’s last gift
Represents a Guardian angel offering rebirth and resurrection
ANGEL HOLDING A LILY
A flower transferred from earth to bloom in heaven
ANGEL HOLDING A WREATH
Represents the memory of a loved one
And with the morn those angel faces smile
Which I have loved long since and lost awhile. 1925
An angel holding a praying bowl
The Archangel Gabriel depicted with a horn represents a call to the resurrection on the day of judgment. “And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”
ARCHANGEL MICHAEL WITH SWORD
Represents the smiting of evil and forgiveness of sin
The blood of Jesus Christ His son cleanseth us from all sin. 1917
Symbolizes grief, mourning or an untimely death
But again I hope to meet him
When the day of life is fled
And in Heaven with joy to greet him
Where no farewell tears are shed
FALLEN ANGEL OF THE MODERN VARIETY thanks to vandalism and neglect.