Scripture Verse

He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. Psalm 91:11


Herbert S. Oakeley (1830–1903)

Words: John M. Neale, Hymns for Child­ren 1842, alt.

Music: Ab­ends Her­bert S. Oake­ley, 1874 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

John M. Neale (1818–1866)


Around the throne of God a band
Of bright and glo­ri­ous an­gels stand;
Sweet harps with­in their hands they hold,
And on their heads are crowns of gold.

Some wait around Him rea­dy still
To sing His praise and do His will,
And some, when He com­mands them, go
To guard His ser­vants here be­low.

Lord, give Thine an­gels ev­ery day
Command to guard us on our way,
And bid them ev­ery ev­en­ing keep
Their watch around us while we sleep.

So shall no wick­ed thing draw near
To do us harm or cause us fear;
And we shall dwell, when life is past,
With an­gels round Thy throne at last.