The light of the world with love on His arms
In His hand a sword to stand before us
As a swift sure fire He shines above us
A holy light to keep us back from harm.
And on our sides to the left and the right
He stands below us and stands above us
With gold wings encircling those He loves
His wings of faith and hope and charity.
And Christ among us and He surrounds us
And Christ before us and Christ behind us
And Christ beside and He walks in our shoes
And Christ the vanguard and at the front lines.
He holds our hands and knows our hearts and souls
Is in each whisper and in each silence
And in our heartsong and in our lifedream
And in our fear we are not abandoned.