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 ev'ry day
Command to guide us on our way,
And bid them ev'ry 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.
|First Line:||Around the throne of God a band|
|Title:||Around the Throne of God a Band|
|Author:||John M. Neale (1842, cento)|
|Topic:||The Church Year: St. Michael and All Angels|
|Source:||"Musikalisches Handbuch," Hamburg, 1690|