Carmina Angelorum

In my last post I mentioned that my family sings chant as part of our everyday prayer, specifically grace before meals. It’s not the only bit of chant I’ve incorporated into the daily round; we also sing the prayer to one’s Guardian Angel, using the tune for the hymn at Vespers during early Advent, Conditor alme siderum.
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The idea is not original to me, coming rather from an old children’s activity book my wife had when she was a girl. I like that the meter of the prayer lets us use a hymn tune rather than one of the liturgical recitative formulas, thus adding a bit of variety.

In case you don’t like gathering around a warm computer to pray (doesn’t everyone? :) ), here’s a PDF for printing it off.

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