Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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George F. Handel
(1685–1759)

Words: A. S. Sher­wood, in As­sem­bly Songs, ed­it­ed by J. Er­nest Thack­er, George A. Fish­er & R. E. Ma­gill (Rich­mond, Vir­gin­ia: Pres­by­ter­i­an Com­mit­tee of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1910), num­ber 232.

Music: The­o­do­ra (Han­del), ar­ranged from George F. Han­del, 1749 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Sher­wood’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Angels, ever bright and fair,
Keep us all within thy care;
Guard the altars of the home;
Guard the steps that far may roam.

Round about encamping, stay,
Near the loved ones far away;
Hover close to cheer and guide,
Whether joy or grief betide.

Angels, ever bright and fair,
In thy hands our dear ones bear;
Keep us all in memories sweet,
Till with joy again we meet.