Scripture Verse

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


Edward Caswall (1814–1878)
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 (776–856)


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!