256. 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 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.


Text Information
First Line: Around the throne of God a band
Title: Around the Throne of God a Band
Author: John M. Neale (1842, cento)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church Year: St. Michael and All Angels
Tune Information
Meter: L.M.
Key: B♭ Major
Source: "Musikalisches Handbuch," Hamburg, 1690

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