322. Around the throne of God a band

1 Around the throne of God a band
of glorious angels ever stand;
bright things they see, sweet harps they hold,
and on their heads are crowns of gold.

2 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.

3 Lord, give thy angels every day
command to guide us on our way,
and bid them every evening keep
their watch around us while we sleep.

4 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.

Text Information
First Line: Around the throne of God a band
Author: John Mason Neale (1818-1866)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ;
Topic: Evening; Angels; Future hope (5 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Key: D Major
Source: Swiss traditional melody in Reichart's Frohe Lieder für deutsche Männer, 1781; arranged by Compilers of Common Praise, 2000

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