BLESS me, befriend me, sweet Angel, I pray,
Watch me, defend me, by night and by day;
Shelter, enfold me within thy bright wings;
Guide me, uphold me in life's wanderings.
Beam on my gladness, thy joy I shall share;
Shine on my sadness and sorrow I'll bear;
Go thou before me, my path shall be clear;
Hover thou o'er me, no foe shall I fear.
Angel so holy, whom God sends to me
Sinful and lowly, my guardian to be!
Wilt thou not cherish the child of thy care?
Let me not perish, my trust is thy prayer.
Oh, may I never forget thou art near;
Keep, keep me ever in love and in fear.
Waking and sleeping, in labor and rest,
In thy sweet keeping, my life shall' be blest.
DEAR ANGEL EVER AT MY SIDE
DEAR Angel, ever at my side,
How loving thou must be,
To leave thy home in Heaven to guide
A little child like me.
And when, dear spirit, I kneel down,
At morn and eve, to prayer
Something there is within my heart
Which tells me thou art there.
Yes, when I pray, thou prayest too;
Thy prayer is all for me;
But when I sleep thou sleepest not,
But watchest patiently.
Then love me, guide me, Angel dear,
And I will love thee more;
And help me when my soul is cast
Upon the eternal shore.
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