Jealous of the Angels

This song was written by American country / pop singer-songwriter Jenn Bostic, in memory of her father who was killed in a car-crash when she was ten (ref).

While it expresses religious themes, it is not strictly speaking a hymn.   But it is very popular for funerals, especially ones where people have died tragically or unexpectedly, and is usually sung by a soloist.

It has been recorded by a number of artists, including Irish singer Donna Taggart who has has a recent UK hit with it.

Sheet music is available for purchase (immediate download) from



Official video:

Solo singer, piano backing:


The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
I didn't know today would be our last ...

There will be another angel around the throne tonight ...

You always made my troubles feel so small ...

God must need another angel around the throne tonight ...

Singin' hallelujah
I'm just jealous of the angels
Around the throne

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