Scripture Verse

He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. Psalm 91:11


Edward Caswall
National Portrait Gallery


Words: Rha­ban­us Maur­us, 856 (Ti­bi Chris­te, splen­dor Pat­ris). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by Ed­ward Cas­wall, 1849, alt.

Music: Un­ser Herr­scher Jo­ach­im Ne­an­der, 1680 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Rhabanus Maurus


Jesus, brightness of the Father,
Life and strength of all who live,
For creating guardian angels
Glory to Thy name we give
And Thy wondrous praise rehearse,
Singing in harmonious verse.

Blessèd Lord, by their protection
Shelter us from harm this day,
Keep us pure in flesh and spirit,
Save us from the foe, we pray,
And vouchsafe us by Thy grace
In Thy paradise a place.

Glory to th’almighty Father
Sing we with the heav’nly host;
Glory to the great Redeemer,
Glory to the Holy Ghost;
Three in One and One in Three,
Throughout all eternity!