Sunday, August 4, 2013

Guardian Angel

I had such a lovely Faith Breeze today.  I discovered an album of quiet sacred music: Angels and Saints at Ephesus by the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.  This group of 22 nuns is from an order in Missouri.  Their music is a cappella, pure, sweet and uplifting. 

One of the selections is a hymn I have never heard before.  Adapted from a Psalter of the 1500s, it paints a picture of a love that never leaves us. 

Dear angel, ever at my side,
How loving you must be
To leave your home in heav'n to guide
A little child like me!
Your beautiful and shining face
Is always very near;
The music of your guiding voice
Is ever in my ear.
My eyes see only here below,
But you are by my side,
And you have God before your eyes;
I need you for my guide.
My guardian angel, help me now
To give to God my love,
To serve Him in this world below
And come to Him above.