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Hymn to my guardian angel

Dear angel ever at my side, How loving must thou be

Author: Frederick William Faber
Tune: [Dear Angel, ever at my side]
Published in 57 hymnals

Author: Frederick William Faber

Faber, Frederick William, D.D., son of Mr. T. H. Faber, was born at Calverley Vicarage, Yorkshire, June 28, 1814, and educated at Balliol College, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1836. He was for some time a Fellow of University College, in the same University. Taking Holy Orders in 1837, he became Rector of Elton, Huntingdonshire, in 1843, but in 1846 he seceded to the Church of Rome. After residing for some time at St. Wilfrid's, Staffordshire, he went to London in 1849, and established the London "Oratorians," or, "Priests of the Congregation of St. Philip Neri," in King William Street, Strand. In 1854 the Oratory was removed to Brompton. Dr. Faber died Sept. 26, 1863. Before his secession he published several prose works, some of which were… Go to person page >

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First Line: Dear angel ever at my side, How loving must thou be
Title: Hymn to my guardian angel
Author: Frederick William Faber


Dear Angel! ever at my side. F. W. Faber. [The Guardian Angel.] Appeared in his Jesus and Mary, &c, 1849, and his Hymns, 1862, in 13 stanzas of 4 lines. It is in use in an abbreviated form in various Roman Catholic hymnals for Schools and Missions. In some collections stanzas i.-vi., somewhat altered, and with the addition of a doxology, are given as: "Dear Jesus, ever at Thy side." It is in the Plymouth Collection, 1855, and other American hymnbooks, in addition to the New Congregational Hymn Book, 1859, and other English hymnals. In the Methodist S. Scholars' Hymn Book, 1870, the opening line is "Bless’d Jesus, ever at my side;" whilst in one or two collections it is again changed to “Dear Saviour, ever at my side." This last is almost confined to America. The object of these changes is to adapt a Roman Catholic hymn for Protestant use by substituting our Blessed Lord for "the Guardian Angel.” --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907) ===================== Dear Angel! ever at my side , p. 283, ii. This is in Faber's St. Wilfrid's Hymns, 1849, p. 25, and entitled, "To my Guardian Angel. For the School Children." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



Instances (1 - 57 of 57)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Hymnal and Vesperal for the Seasons and Principal Festivals of the Ecclesiastical Year #d12
A Treasury of Catholic Song: comprising some two hundred hymns from Catholic soruces old and new #183Page Scan
American Catholic Hymnal: an extensive collection of hymns, Latin chants, and sacred songs for church, school, and home, including Gregorian masses, vesper psalms, litanies... #169Page Scan
Cantate Omnes ... with Supplement #d28
Cantica Sacra: or, hymns for the Children of the Catholic Church #d12
Catholic Church Hymnal with Music #153aPage Scan
Catholic Church Hymnal with Music #153bPage Scan
Catholic School Chimes Part I #d8
Children's Hymn Book and Sodality Manual #d18
English and Latin Hymns, or Harmonies to Part I of the Roman Hymnal: for the Use of Congregations, Schools, Colleges, and Choirs #107Page Scan
English and Latin Hymns, or Harmonies to Part I of the Roman Hymnal: for the Use of Congregations, Schools, Colleges, and Choirs #108Page Scan
Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #532Page Scan
Hymns of the Ages: selections from Lyra Catholica, Germanica, Apostolica and Other Sources #d20
Hymns used by the Pupils of the Sisters of Notre Dame #d38
Jubilee Hymns for Church and School #d3
Jubilee Hymns. Book II #d5
Jubilee Hymns. Parish worship ed. #d17
Laudate Hymnal and Choir Book #d16
Laudis Corona: the new Sunday school hymn book, containing a collection of Catholic hymns, arranged for the principal seasons and festivals of the year #210Page Scan
Lyra Catholica: containing all the hymns of the Roman breviary and missal, with others from various sources. Arranged for every day in the week, and the festivals and saints' days... #429Page Scan
Manual of Hymns for Congregational Singing, Prayers and Pious Practices #d21
Manual of Select Catholic Hymns and Devotions for the Use of Schools, Colleges, Academies and Congregations. Rev. #d18
Peters' Sodality Hymn Book #121Page Scan
Popular Hymns for Youth #d26
Rohr's Collection of Favorite Catholic Melodies for Church, School, Home ... #d15
Rohr's Favorite Catholic Melodies #d15
Roman Hymnal, Complete edition: a Complete Manual of English Hymns and Latin Chants. 25th ed. #d33
School Recreations: the Catholic Teacher's Companion. 5th ed. #d29
Songs of Summerland #217Audio
St. Basil 's Hymn Book. 31st ed. #d22
St. Basil's Hymn Book: Containing Daily Prayers, Prayers at Mass, Litanies #d29
St. Basil's Hymnal ... 10th ed. #d39
St. Basil's Hymnal. 3rd ed. #d29
St. Basil's Hymnal. Rev. ed. #d29
St. Francis Hymnal and Choir Manual #d72
St. Joseph's Hymnal. 5th ed. #d21
Sunday School Hymn Book #79Page Scan
The Ave Maria Hymnal. 2nd rev. ed. #d35
The Calvary Hymnal for Sunday School, Prayer Meeting and Church Service #d50
The Calvary Hymnal for Sunday School, Prayer Meeting and Church Service #d51
The Calvary Hymnal for Sunday School, Prayer Meeting and Church Service #d52
The Calvary Hymnal for Sunday School, Prayer Meeting and Church Service #d53
The Catholic Hymn Book: a collection of hymns, anthems, etc. for all holydays of obligation and devotion throughout the year #195Page Scan
The Catholic Youth's Hymn Book by the Christian Brothers. Rev. #d37
The Catholic Youth's Hymn Book: containing the hymns of the seasons and festivals of the year, and an extensive collection of sacred melodies; to which are added an easy mass, vespers, and motets... #111Page Scan
The De La Salle Hymnal: for Catholic schools and choirs #111Page Scan
The Garland of Praise #d31
The Hymn Book of the New Sunday School Companion #d11
The Little Catholic Hymn Book: Containing a Collection of Hymns, Anthems ... #d10
The New Saint Basil Hymnal #d36
The Ordinary of the Mass and a Complete Manual of Hymns for Parochial Schools #d72
The Parochial Hymnal, a Select Collection #d21
The Pius X Hymnal #d29
The Pius X Hymnal for Unison, Two Equal, or Four Mixed Voices. Rev. ed. #d19
The St. Cecilia Hymnal. 4th ed. #d24
The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book. Singers' ed., Melody ed. #112Page Scan
Young People's Catholic Hymn Book #d16
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