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God shall charge his angel legions

God shall charge his angel legions

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 38 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

James Montgomery (b. Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1771; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1854), the son of Moravian parents who died on a West Indies mission field while he was in boarding school, Montgomery inherited a strong religious bent, a passion for missions, and an independent mind. He was editor of the Sheffield Iris (1796-1827), a newspaper that sometimes espoused radical causes. Montgomery was imprisoned briefly when he printed a song that celebrated the fall of the Bastille and again when he described a riot in Sheffield that reflected unfavorably on a military commander. He also protested against slavery, the lot of boy chimney sweeps, and lotteries. Associated with Christians of various persuasions, Montgomery supported missio… Go to person page >

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

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A Collection of Sacred Song #105(P70)

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A Collection of Sacred Song #105(P70)

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Church Poetry #57b

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Gloria Deo #25

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Good Will Songs #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 #469

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Hymnal #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 #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 #136

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

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Sunlight in Sacred Song #41b

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The Assembly Hymn and Song Collection #26

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The Book of Worship #143

The Children's Church #d50

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #469

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The Church Hymnal #277

The Friends' Hymnal #d177

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The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #a25

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The Hymnal #469

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The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book #S70.II

The Missionary Tune Book #d25

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

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The Sunday School Chant and Tune Book #16

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