|1||Sweet it is to know my Angel
Watches ever by my side,
Sent by God from highest heaven,
Me, His sinful child, to guide.
|2||’Twas an Angel told St. Mary
She should bear the Holy Child,
Angels cheered our Blessèd Savior,
Lonely in the desert wild.
|3||’Twas an Angel, in His Passion
Stayed our sad and suffering Lord,
Angels, of His Resurrection
Brought the holy women word.
|4||Now o’er His baptizèd children
Holy Angels watch around,
Jesu! May I ever faithful
To my Guardian’s voice be found.
|5||Grant that at my dying pillow
I may feel his presence blest;
May he bear my ransomed spirit
Safe to my eternal rest! Amen.