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Before the Thone of God AboveMiss Margaret Anna Cusack (Sister Mary Frances Clare) (1829-1899)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
919Guardian AngelTraditionalCommon Meter (8.6.8.6.)

1Before the Throne of God above
The glorious angels stand;
Their only wish, their only joy,
To do their Lord’s command.
2Some ever rest before His face,
And praise Him all day long;
Singing in never ending strains
Their blessèd, joyous song.
3And some for little children care,
And round them fold their wings,
To guard them from the tempter’s snare,
And from all hurtful things.
4Some Angels walk beside the priest
When he is called to see
The sick and dying ones, for there
The Angels love to be.
5Some stand where penitents pour out
Their tale of sin and woe,
And joy to see the precious blood
O’er the forgiven flow.
6These holy Angels never choose,
And never wish or ask
For other work than what God gives
To be their daily task.
7And we must like the Angels be,
Not choosing good or ill,
But humbly striving day by day
To do God’s Holy Will. Amen.
Hebrews1:14Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?