O Christ, thy servants' wanderings spare;
for whom Thy Maiden-Mother's prayer
Beseeches at Thy throne of grace
Mercy before the Father's face.
Be near us, Angel from the skies,
Whose name God's healing signifies;
All ills of flesh take Thou away,
Bring health to souls from truth that stray.
Ye ninefold ranks of angel-choirs
Whose order for our help conspires,
All past and present ills dispel,
From future danger guard us well.
Drive far away in shamed disgrace
From Christian lands the faithless race:
That so the rule one shepherd hold
Over one flock, one single fold.
To God the Father praise be done,
Who hath redeemed us through His Son;
Anoints us by the Holy Ghost,
And guards us by the Angel-host.
HYMN FROM THE OFFICE OF ST. RAPHAEL
Source: Saint Michael an the Angels. Tan Books.