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Why Were Angels Singing to Me?

By November 8, 2012

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angels Eileen Smith, our Ask An Angel Intuitive columnist previously responded to a reader question about the sounds from a choir of angels that awoke her. Chrissie wanted confirmation that she had actually heard angels singing. She also wanted to know if they had a message for her. Eileen confirmed that it was indeed the angels and also shared information about understanding clairaudence (intuitive hearing)... Read the Ask An Angel Q&A

I was thrilled to see this question asked and answered because I experienced the a rare opportunity of hearing the angels sing. I will never forget it the unworldly music/song. It was the most beautiful sound I had ever heard before or since. The melodic sounds lured me to climb out of bed. I was compelled to walk about my home to seek out the source. At first I thought the television had been left on, but no. Then I looked outdoors to see if a car might be parked in the alley with its radio blaring... but no. Eventually I sat down in my dark living room and listened to my private concert. Afterwards I turned on a lamp, grabbed a pen and notebook and began channeling messages from the angels via an automatic writing session. And, wow, did the angels ever have a lot to say!

Have you ever heard the angels sing? Do tell.

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Each week, we invite a different intuitive to answer a question from a reader. If you'd like to submit a question for Eileen please email her directly.

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March 4, 2010 at 11:24 am
(1) Mary Edison says:

Oh how wonderful it is to hear the voices of our higher selves. I have on several occasions (during sleep mostly but occasionally – right next to my ear) actually had conversations with ďothersĒ who provided me with answers to my concerns and situations.

One time in particular was the voice of what I know was God helping me during a particularly rough patch in my life. I will never forget the sound of the voice.

This article has reminded me to once again become aware and listen. Thanks for such a great article.

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March 9, 2010 at 9:11 am
(2) Karen says:

What an amazing story! How blessed you are to hear the choirs of Angels. I receive feathers from the Angels. I love my communication with the Angels.

Blessings to you and all you do,

March 9, 2010 at 9:13 am
(3) Angelina says:

I have experienced this too! I have heard the lovely singing as well as beautiufl bells my mother had also shared the experience too, I told her about mine and she said this has happended to her!

One other special incident In 1995, my father suddenly passed away and my family rushed to hospital to be near while he had only moments to live (heart attack! I was the laast to arrive and walked into his ER room, I looked at his peaceful face and felt and hude the flutter of huge wings and a breeze that blew the heavy plastic curtains that was absolutley amazing!

March 9, 2010 at 11:54 am
(4) Audra says:

Great breakdown of the “clairs” Eileen! Thank you for the clear explanation.

March 9, 2010 at 2:52 pm
(5) Edil says:

For many years I had this sensation of hearing like coirs of many people singing,I guess that was the ciors of angels singing.This usually happened when I was in bed And ready to drift out to sleep.Usually I tried to put my mind and ear to the corous but I just went to sleep.Those were the days that I do really had a trully restful sleep.

March 10, 2010 at 3:23 am
(6) Ingrid says:

Hi Eileen,
I was so pleased to read the article about angels singing and must say that I hear them daily especially at around 2 to 4am and I alo receive feathers weekly. I thought the feathers were from my mom who passed away a year ago as I made a pact with her that if I was sad she would send me a feather. Thanks for the wonderful insight.

April 17, 2010 at 8:28 am
(7) Jillian says:

I have heard the angels singing for a year now. It happens all the time, while Iím driving, in the shower at quite moments in my day. I have turned many times to my family and asked if they can hear it, they all say no and look at me like I lost my mind. The sound of beautiful voices singing in harmony is magnificent. I am very spiritual but not religious and I know we all can hear them, most just donít listen.

May 11, 2010 at 9:49 am
(8) Vanessa says:

Diagnosed with brain tumor and rested on the couch with the television behind me. Slept for some time and slowly opened my eyes and they shot closed. For those few seconds visions a clear white angel in front of television with a rope of clear books and smile of serenity. Did not open my eyes and went back to sleep. Either a dream or real. Felt a guidance to more understanding of the spirituality and theogy that needed to be in my life.

August 14, 2010 at 11:58 pm
(9) Susan says:

A few years ago as I was drifting off to sleep sometime around 12-1am I suddenly heard the most beautiful harmonic singing I had ever heard. There were no words at all – just harmonic chords. I looked out the window wondering why I heard music to see and hear nothing. It was something I’ll never forget and hope that I will be blessed to hear it again.

November 30, 2010 at 5:51 pm
(10) Becky says:

It was so interesting to find out that I am clairsentience. I know that I need to take more time to myself to stay grounded. I love reading articles on your website. Thank you for sharing so much wonderful information. I want to connect more to my angels and to be more aware of so much more that is out there to help us in this life. So very interesting. Thanks!

December 2, 2010 at 7:15 pm
(11) Bernadette says:

I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who hears this. At first, I would hear the music upon awakening. Once I realized what I was hearing was the moment the music stopped. At that point, if there were words I would catch perhaps a line or two. I’ll never forget when I heard them sing, “all she ever wanted was to bring baby Jesus in the world”, obviously referring to His mother Mary.

Since then, that has happened only a few times, but I have noticed that sometimes if I am just sitting and reading or relaxing, I’ll notice that most beautiful music again.

Lately, as I have made up my mind to learn how to read and write and play music, these experiences have become different, yet frequent. Now, if I just clear my head, and start singing praises, and ask the Creator to allow me to hear, I can actually hear Them singing in the background. It is faint, but clearly audible to me. I hope that soon it will be louder though.

December 12, 2010 at 12:17 pm
(12) Eileen Smith says:

Thank you all for your lovely comments and sharing your experiences with us.

I am so profoundly touched that this information has helped you in any way and am deeply grateful for your support of my articles here on About.com

September 9, 2011 at 4:36 am
(13) Nancy says:

I hear angels singing mostly old hymns or occasionally a song from my childhood all the time. I have also seen and felt the fates of missing persons. I try not to do that too often because the pain lasts for weeks. I see these things in bright snapshot types of visions. I feel the presence of spirits that come and go from my home, but I tell evil spirits they are not welcome and ask Jesus to keep them away. I would like to know more about how to develop my gifts. I have a debilitating disease called Sjogrens Syndrome and I think the angels sing to comfort me, it works!

December 23, 2010 at 2:56 pm
(14) janet lewis says:

It is 23rd december 2010 8am in the morning the snow is all around the birds are all waiting to be fed and my husband asked me to feed them so i went outside and starting filling the bird dishes and all i heard was angels singing i looked up and saw no one i looked in the lane thinking is some one about but we live in the middle of no where so i knew it could’nt be that i looked up into the sky and it was the most wonderfull feeling it was lovely to hear them singing i did’nt see anyone it was just ladies singing it was like i was in a trance then my husband opened the front door and called out my name and asked what was wrong with me and i told him what had happened then it happened again and i asked him if he could hear the angels singing and he said no then it just faded away i dont know what it mean’s but if thats what it is like when you die then i wont be affaid to die i felt great all day and i am so happy it happened to me it was a wonderfull feeling .

March 28, 2011 at 6:39 pm
(15) janet lewis says:

well when i wrote on here about the angels singing to me on the 23rd dec 2010 people must of thought i was hearing things well i know i was not and they were allways telling me something was going to happen and i thought it was about me but on the 23rd march my daughter was killed in a motorbike accident age 21 2011 i just hope my daughter is with them angels and they are looking after her it has broke our hearts and i dont believe i am writing this so soon so yes i do believe there is something out there and my first thoughts were i want to go with her i dont want her on her own out there but she has been to me to try and help me so please believe when you here these angels they are there and there is something after you die she was a wonderfull daughter and we loved her with all our heart and soul ‘s we will miss her untill the day i die and hope to be with her one day just hope you are happy with your horse monty leah . but i still think i am in a dream love you for ever my baby girl and i will be with you one day again just hope nana lewis is looking after you all my love for ever mum dad diana laura leah xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx i just wish i could put a photo of her on here to show you what a beauifull looking daugther she was and some one must have fell in love with her and wanted her for a angel xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

March 28, 2011 at 6:53 pm
(16) phylameana says:

Dear Janet,

I am so sorry for your loss. I will send you an email from which you can reply with an attachment photo of your beautiful daughter. I’ll be happy to post it for you.


March 4, 2011 at 5:20 pm
(17) Cherylann says:

I have found this page because I too, for the first time, have heard an Angel(s) singing. Was just upon awakening during the night sometime. I thought it was coming from outside. It faded as I became more awake. But there is no doubt in my mind that that is what I heard. Some things you just know. Was more beautiful than anything I’ve ever heard. I feel blessed today.

May 3, 2011 at 12:08 am
(18) Anu says:


I recently had such a experience where a lovely voice was explaining and giving me answers to questions i have been asking for some time now.

On other days, i wake up with a song in my head.

Thank you for the article :)

November 17, 2011 at 3:43 pm
(19) Daniel says:

I was at church on a sunday a had went up to the altar to pray for the lord to take my idols from me and at the end of my prayer I heard what sounded like hundreds of angels singing or praying .I will never forget the sound it was so perfect .

December 21, 2011 at 5:28 am
(20) Karen Persons says:

At approx 12:00 am, I heard singing in my ear. The left side of my head was on a pillow and it was as if someone was singing into my left ear. Woke up suddenly and the singing stopped. I don’t remember the song, but I remember it being very angelic.

December 26, 2011 at 11:33 am
(21) Eileen Smith says:

Karen, that’s so beautiful. I am so glad you were given that experience. It is an almost indescribable sound, isn’t it?

December 26, 2011 at 11:34 am
(22) Eileen Smith says:

Janet, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Clearly the Divine was sent to tell you that your daughter is held in the arms of the angels. Bless you and your family.

December 27, 2011 at 12:23 pm
(23) nina jankowski says:

When i snooze off. Suddenly i heard an awefull loud one big bell rang. Beautiful one. It wokes me. It seems so real. I am deaf since birth. But i hear it. What does it mean?
I am gifted when it comes and goes. But what the bell rang meant? Thank you !

December 30, 2011 at 10:51 am
(24) mary obrien says:

my mother passed away 5 years ago , and i had left the hospice and went home to try and get some sleep , ,then i heard like a choir of angles singing it was about 4.3o am . I got up and looked out the window but couldnt see anything, has anyone else ever had this as it would be interesting to know what it was

February 5, 2012 at 3:22 pm
(25) corina says:

As a child of 7, I was quite ill and this was a very worrying time for my family. One time I remember quite clearly, sitting on the bed being comforted in the early hours of the morning, by my mother. I suddenly heard the most beautiful music, accompanied by the sweetest singing. I remember sitting straight up and listening to it. I asked my mother who it was singing as it sounded as if it was coming from the other side of the window in the garden. She looked very puzzled and told me there was no music or singing that she could hear. At that moment my father came into the room and I asked him the same question. He too looked very puzzled and told me to he too could not hear anything. A few days later I was suddenly well enough to return to school. I have never forgotten this incident and now realise it was the angels looking after me and being there with me during this very traumatic time. I am truly blessed.

June 2, 2012 at 11:44 am
(26) MC says:

I woke up to the most BEAUTIFUL sound of singing it was like chanting ,
Repeating over and over very harmonic to the Lords Prayer.
I kept saying to my self how beautiful never heard that sound in my life and I feel blessed. It started with God our father who art in heaven .
Please God I would love to hear it Again, I sang it to my daughter so she would remember it, it was a little different the the regular Lords prayer from mass. Beautiful

June 13, 2012 at 5:04 am
(27) Alice says:

The Angels sang to me in my dream and in the dream I went outside due to hearing this wonderful music in the background, when I got outside the clouds and sky opened up and down steamed this amazing white light and then the singing got very loud and it was no words just harmonious chords being sung, the sound was BEAUTIFUL, indescribable, I have no words to describe what it sounded like, it was like infinite amount of voices all perfectly in time with each other and the music was in everything and was everything. Such a huge powerful force it felt like. I remember tell someone who was the that that is the Angels singing. I feel so incredibly honoured to have heard the music from the Angel realms and I very much hope I get to hear it again! Was very intense.

September 1, 2012 at 6:19 pm
(28) TENDAI says:

I experience that as well and the feeling is great! just a few days ago heard a choir(male voices) singing..i could feel that it was angelic not from this world..i experience this …but it just fades away then i wake up…dont know what it means…..

September 30, 2012 at 8:48 pm
(29) bam says:

My experience happened when I was 7 yrs old. I shared a room with my younger sister. One night I was awoken to what seemed to be beautiful harmonious singing. I recall so clearly sitting up on my bed and looking out my window to see the sky totally lit up and a myriad of Angels descending…I remember staring at them in awe…It was such a peaceful feeling that amazingly after several minutes, I laid back down and went to sleep. I have never forgotten this experience. I am now 41 years old but it is so vivid in my head what I saw that night :)

November 15, 2012 at 5:50 am
(30) Linda says:

Many years ago after my twin girls were born, i had a breakdown in my marriage. I became very depressed I was admitted to hospital for psychiatric treatment. Not to my knowledge my husband had arranged for me to have E.C.T. electro treatment. While i was being prepared for this one morning a lady walked straight up to my bed with a book/bible
in her hand, she touched my arm ” You must go home for there is nothing wrong with you” she said and walked away.
I got up from the bed and followed her but i couldn’t see where she went.
I searched all the wards and asked the nurses where she went.
They really thought i was halucinating and did not know what i was asking them.
When my husband arrived to sign declaration papers i told him what had happened and i said i will not have that treatment done and i walked
out of the ward into the passage and walked down the stairway to the
discharge section. My husband had followed me. He said that i looked better than i had ever been and that woman was an angel in disguise.
Since that time my life and my marriage has flourished.
Could she have been an angel……… I still have that image strong in my mind to this day. My twin girls are now 29 years old.

December 19, 2012 at 3:47 am
(31) Michael says:

Greetings all…it’s Dec. 19th…LOL…according to the Mayan Calender we have 2 days to go… But, according to God…NO MAN KNOWS THE DAY! we are living in Trying times…i have heard the angel’s singing….in fact as i write i CAN hear them…Beautiful! it is!!! ok. i could go the “Route” of an Engineer…and say maybe, you have a Inner ear condition…and yes, it will sound like angels and even just music…but everyone here…seems to have also, a “VISION” that may accompany the singing…or the singing has NO time restraints…i STILL would get the hearing tested…but, believe me…on my test, it came back 0 and 5′s…and i had a damaged eardrum! anyone took the test…15 and 25 is great hearing…in my case…i can hear what a DOG OR CAT can hear! LOL…yeah go figure,,,but, i will go the “ROUTE” of my angel מִיכָאֵל…look.., i have MANY BLESSINGS!!! GOD has given me!!! no god before “I AM” in my book at least…LOL…people can look at this and say…NON SENSE!!!! BUT, until Eloi…Adonia….Abba…I AM…Speaks to you…YOU PROBABLY WILL NOT BELIEVE!!! take it from a Engineer who has had a Broken neck,,,bullet frag…in my skull…multiple other CLOSE CALLS!!! GOD is NOT DEAD!!! and His angels work !!! a better man am I, since i stopped DOUBTING and said…if people believe the Mayan Calendar… and they ARE ANIMATE ABOUT THIS!!!! WELL, I WILL say I BELIEVE IN YOU JESUS AND GOD!!! EVERYONE’S Blessings are there!!! you JUST have to ACCEPT THEM! hold on like Jacob did! well, you know who He became after the tussle with GOD…LOL..and if you do not…He went from Jacob to Israel…i am Glad other people here the Singing!!! And always, Do right by God…you CAN NOT GO WRONG! Michael

December 31, 2012 at 10:14 pm
(32) D.J, says:

This is amazing! I have experienced this so many times in my life & so tonight (New Years Eve) I decided to google this and here it is!
I must admit it is the most beautiful sound I have ever heard but I never thought about allowing the angels to do channeling through me. The next time this happens I will try this. I do hear voices from those who have passed & I am very in touch with the “other side” – so I will try this. Thanks for sharing.

January 19, 2013 at 11:27 am
(33) JB says:

Hi! How do you know that were angels? I mean.. One day I was walking to my job and passed through a little church with a funeral house by its side. Whe I already passed by, I heard a girl/woman voice singing. Was a beautiful song but I didn’t know the language, was very strange words. Then I looked back and there was nothing (and the song had stopped). Then I start walking my way again, and the singing lady resume her singing. That was strange, but how am I suppose to know who was singing? Thanks!

February 8, 2013 at 2:42 pm
(34) lou says:

Hi,it is quite a remarkable experience to hear angels sing,when my 10 yr child died after her funeral as I went for my first sleep knowing she was not there anymore obviously I was heartbroken but no sooner I rested my head I heard what sounded like a chorus of angels singing and an old time piano organ type it came from the ceiling,but we had a bungalow.and no upstairs.it was very harmonious and powerful I closed my eyes as it was so precious and o knew it was my child joining the angels.

June 14, 2013 at 4:41 pm
(35) Lizzie says:

I’m so happy to know that im not the only one experiencing this. I feel so blessed.
The first time i experienced it was when i was 5-6 years old, it was raining hard outside, so hard that it created a monotonous noise. I was playing with my toys when suddenly i heard a beautiful and serene voice, that of a woman, calling my name “Elizabeth” 2x. I looked around but no one was there.
The second time was when i was in college (17-18 yo). I was studying in my quiet room, then all of a sudden i heard choir singing. There were no lyrics, but it was so heavenly and angelic. I looked around to see if the tv’s on but it wasnt. i tried to decipher where it was coming, n truth is, it kind of freaked me out because it wasn’t coming from any external source, and it can’t be that my mind was making it up coz it was not familiar to me.

The 3rd time, was when i was in med school (23-24 yo). I was stressed out and dozed off. I had a nightmare, then woke up but i couldn’t move. My eyes were barely open, but i saw a figure of a woman wearing a dress. I didnt see her face, all i saw was from chest down; like i said, my eyes were barely open. But she walked calmly towards me, slowly sat on the bed, and caressed my forehead. I felt serene all of a sudden, and i heard her hum so softly and before i knew it, i dozed off. I woke up peacefully. I asked my mom if it was her, but she said “no, it must be your guardian angel”. It can be a dream, but it was so vivid and real, i felt it!

Do u really think it was my angel?

July 16, 2013 at 12:38 pm
(36) MG says:

Hi everyone,

I lost my brother 9 months ago, he was only 21.
I have always woken up with songs in my head and wondered what they meant….but after the death of my brother it really started..so I started looking into the meanings of them, since they are usually songs that I never listen to.
Today, for example I woke up with Creed my sacrifice in my head.

I always said I wanted to be a sacrifice for my family because I wanted them to learn to become better people…to believe the things I spoke of and wanted them to listen to me and hear me out and look more to God and raising vibration…I always thought I would go first….but then my brother was shot to death….and now we all look to God for the answers and that is all we have…that is all I truly have now. I think he gives me signs, it’s mainly about Jesus and God….and signs to show he is with me….and I know that if I look at the signs I’ll find him, because that’s what the angels do when we cannot hear them.

Hello my friend, we meet again
It’s been awhile, where should we begin?
Feels like forever
Within my heart are memories
Of perfect love that you gave to me
Oh, I remember

When you are with me, I’m free
I’m careless, I believe
Above all the others we’ll fly
This brings tears to my eyes
My sacrifice

We’ve seen our share of ups and downs
Oh how quickly life can turn around
In an instant
It feels so good to reunite
Within yourself and within your mind
Let’s find peace there

When you are with me, I’m free
I’m careless, I believe
Above all the others we’ll fly
This brings tears to my eyes
My sacrifice

I just want to say hello again
I just want to say hello again

When you are with me I’m free
I’m careless, I believe
Above all the others we’ll fly
This brings tears to my eyes
Cause when you are with me I am free
I’m careless, I believe
Above all the others we’ll fly
This brings tears to my eyes
My sacrifice, My sacrifice

I just want to say hello again

My sacrifice.

September 30, 2013 at 11:40 pm
(37) Bilobi says:

I’d love to share this.

I used to be a staunch atheist.

One day at work, I was in an empty building, reading, thoughts drifting. Suddenly I heard a trumpet… A beautifully toned trumpet playing a slow, sobering, drifting lovely song. I am a musician, so the first thing I thought was “Wow that guy’s got some chops!!”.
Then it dawned on me that no one was in the building other than me, and no one played trumpet there to begin with. Spooked, I ran outside.
This experience had irked me for years… Leaving me to wonder what the heck that was. I knew it was paranormal, or something.
Well a trusted friend whom is a psychic intuitive finally solved this for me.
It was Gabriel :)

March 13, 2014 at 12:42 pm
(38) Charity F. Villas says:

On the 8th of November 2013, the date when our place (Leyte, Philippines) got hit by the most powerful storm to make landfall in recorded history. Storm surge went as high from 10-15 meters. almost 10,000 died. I thought that was the end of my life with my baby and my family. But God sent his angels and brought us safe to a higher level to preserve our lives. The water rose and it almost ingulfed the house we climbed up to. All I did was pray ang sing the “song to mary” …

“o how i long to sing you a song of love O! How I long to sing you a song of love to describe the warmth of your smile, the pureness of your heart. O Mary, our Queen of love! Our way to your loving Son. Our beautiful way to your loving Son. When Iím happy, you’re there to share it with me, . When Iím grieving, I can call and youíll console me.
o how i long to sing you a song of love O! How I long to sing you a song of love to express the happiness thatís deep within my heart. O Mary, our Queen of love! Our way to your loving Son. Our beautiful way to your loving Son. ”

..This song made me strong and i just prayed to mother mary to protect me and my baby and I looked up to heaven and talked to God, Lord I know you are watching over us right now and you might take our lives any moment from now. I know you can hear me, help us, save us especially my baby. Please send your angels. and the ocean stopped rising .I looked up to heaven and smiled to God. He protected us, indeed we just have to call his name and trust his presence.

–Charity and Care Blossom ,turning 2 this July :)

April 29, 2014 at 10:43 pm
(39) Deanna says:

I have been seeing angel numbers for about 5 years now..such as 111, 222, 333..etc. Today was the first time I believe I heard the angels sing. I was at work. It was as if the background noise behind me was no longer there and I could hear my name being sung. It lasted about 10 to 20 seconds then it was gone. I was going to ask if it was someone at work singing but I didn’t want to sound crazy so I didn’t say anything but I know what I heard. It wasn’t scary at all, in fact it made me happy. I’m sure I’ll being hear more from them soon and I look forward to it.

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