God shall charge his angel legions

God shall charge his angel legions

Author: James Montgomery
Tune: WORTHING
Published in 37 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 God shall charge His angel-legions
Watch and ward o’er thee to keep;
Tho’ thou walk thro’ hostile regions,
Tho’ in desert wilds thou sleep.

2 On the lion vainly roaring,
On his young, thy foot shall tread;
And the dragon’s den exploring,
Thou shalt bruise the serpent’s head.

3 Since, with pure and firm affection,
Thou on God has set thy love,
With the wings of His protection
He will shield thee from above.

4 Thou shalt call on Him in trouble,
He will hearken, He will save;
Here for grief reward thee double,
Crown with life beyond the grave.

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #25

Author: James Montgomery

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

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First Line: God shall charge his angel legions
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English

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Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #25

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Good Will Songs: a Compilation of Hymns and Tunes #181

Harmony in Praise #d64

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #469

Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church #d34

Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church, adopted in General Council, Chicago, May 1879 #d86

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Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #469

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Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America : Revised edition (1874) #469

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Hymns and Carols for Church and Sunday-school #167

Hymns and Poetry for the Young #d39

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Hymns Recommended for use in the Reformed Episcopal Church #124

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Joy to the World: or, sacred songs for gospel meetings #93

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Joyful Songs; a choice collection of new Sunday School music #83

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Manual for the chapel of Girard College #58

Manual of Devotion and Selection of Hymns for ... Girard College for Orphans #d64

Prayer Book and Hymnal for the Sunday School #d41

Sacred Lyrics #d40

School and College Hymnal #d45

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School and College Hymnal: a collection of hymns and of selections for responsive readings #136

Sunday School Service and Hymn Book arranged by the Sunday School Committee #d44

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Sunlight in Sacred Song: New Collection of Gems for the Sunday School #41b

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The Book of Worship #143

The Children's Church #d50

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #469

The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #d177

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The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #469

The Missionary Tune Book #d25

The Soldier's Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #d72

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