Surrounded by Light

© 2007 by Abbi Spinner McBride from the album  Fire of Creation

Surrounded by Light we are.(4x)

Bring in the angels, sing in the angels,
Let them come and watch us play.
Bring in the angels, sing in the angels,
Let them come and watch us pray.

Bring in the angels, sing in the angels,
Let them come and watch us play.
Bring in the angels, sing in the angels,
Let them come and watch us pray. 

On our right Michael, Behind us Gabriel, On our left Uriel, In front of us Raphael.
On our right Michael, Behind us Gabriel, On our left Uriel, In front of us Raphael.
And on our heads and over our heads, the presence of the One.
And on our heads and over our heads, the presence of the One.
And on our heads and over our heads, the presence of the One.
And on our heads and over our heads, the presence of the One.

Surrounded by Light we are.(4x)

Bring in the angels, sing in the angels,
Let them come and watch us play.
Bring in the angels, sing in the angels,
Let them come and watch us pray.

Bring in the angels, sing in the angels,
Let them come and watch us play.
Bring in the angels, sing in the angels,
Let them come and watch us pray. 

On our right Michael, Behind us Gabriel, On our left Uriel, In front of us Raphael.
On our right Michael, Behind us Gabriel, On our left Uriel, In front of us Raphael.
And on our heads and over our heads, the presence of the One.
And on our heads and over our heads, the presence of the One.
And on our heads and over our heads, the presence of the One.
And on our heads and over our heads, the presence of the One.

Surrounded by Light we are.(10x)

NOTES

To understand some of the song words it helps to know the cardinal angels and their directions. They are Raphael (east)  Michael (south),  Gabriel (west) and Uriel (north).

cardinal angels

When you stand facing east (the direction of beginnings, the sunrise, etc.), on your right hand to the south stands the angel Michael.  Behind you to the west stands Gabriel.  To your left side in the north is Uriel.  And in front of you, since you are facing east, is Raphael.

More info about the Archangels of the Four Directions at ThoughtCo.

Song seems inspired by the Jewish Special Prayer for Protection at Night

In the name of Adonai the God of Israel:
May the angel Michael be at my right,
and the angel Gabriel be at my left;
and in front of me the angel Uriel,
and behind me the angel Raphael…
and above my head the Sh’khinah (Divine Presence).

Also reminds me of white paternoster and black paternoster.

LISTEN

 

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