Dear Angel! ever at my side

Dear Angel! ever at my side. Frederick William Faber* (1814-1863). There are two entries in JJ for this hymn, both under the heading ‘Dear Angel! ever at my side’, which was Faber’s own first line. The first gives the printing in Faber’s Jesus and Mary; or, Catholic Hymns (1849). The entry in the ‘New Supplement’, p. 1627, also gives the date of publication as 1849, in Faber’s St Wilfrid’s Hymns (Faber, converted in 1846, had founded the ‘Brothers of the Will of God of the Congregation of St Wilfrid’). It was headed ‘To my Guardian Angel. For the School Children.’ In addition to its inclusion in Jesus and Mary; or, Catholic Hymns, it was in Faber’s Hymns (1862). It had thirteen stanzas, in...

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