Angel of God, My Guardian Dear, as written by St. Robert Bellarmine

St. Robert Bellarmine’s office hymn
Orbis Patrator

O best Perfector
of all things,
who out of nothing
being brings
through your almighty
strong right hand;
who rules by
provident command,

Come here to
sinners, Lord, we pray,
assembled at the
dawning day.
As day breaks
through the dark of night,
Lord, give our
minds a newborn light.

And may the angel
guard you give
be with us all
the days we live.
May he be ever close
to win
protection from
the plague of sin.

May he
exterminate the claim—
the dragon’s envy
and his blame—
and keep our hearts,
caught unawares,
from walking into
lying snares.

To exile let our
foes be sent;
let illness share
the banishment.
Let people
prosper and increase
in realms of
health and lasting peace.

To God
the Father glory be,
who cares, by angel ministry,
for all those ransomed by the Son
and whom the Spirit’s unction won.


Kathleen Pluth (511 Posts)

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