He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. Psalm 91:11
Words: Rhabanus Maurus (776–856) (Christe, sanctorum decus Angelorum). Translated from Latin to English by J. Athelstan Riley & Percy Dearmer in The English Hymnal (London: Oxford University Press, 1906), number 242.
Christ, the fair glory of the holy angels,
Thou who hast made us, Thou who o’er us rulest,
Grant of Thy mercy unto us Thy servants
Steps up to Heaven.
Send Thy archangel, Michael, to our succor;
Peacemaker blessèd, may he banish from us
Striving and hatred, so that for the peaceful
All things may prosper.
Send Thy archangel, Gabriel, the mighty;
Herald of Heaven, may he from us mortals
Spurn the old serpent, watching o’er the temples
Where Thou art worshipped.
Send thy archangel, Raphael, the restorer
Of the misguided ways of men who wander,
Who at Thy bidding strengthens soul and body
With Thine anointing.
Father almighty, Son and Holy Spirit,
God ever blessèd, be Thou our preserver;
Thine is the glory which the angels worship,
Veiling their faces.