Hebrews 1:14

Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

This is just a parenthetical comment, a brief aside from the author’s main point (that Jesus is not an angel and is superior to angels). But there aren’t many passages telling us about angels’ roles in the daily lives of believers. So perhaps for that reason, there are a number of songs (listed below) inspired in full or in part by this verse. One of the most creative is John Wesley’s “Which of the Monarchs of the Earth”:

Which of the monarchs of the earth
Can boast a guard like ours,
Encircled from our second birth
With all the heavenly powers

Myriads of bright, cherubic bands,
Sent by the King of kings,
Rejoice to bear us in their hands,
And shade us with their wings.

Angels, where’er we go, attend
Our steps, whate’er betide;
With watchful care their charge defend,
And evil turn aside.

Our lives those holy angels keep
From every hostile power;
And, unconcerned, we sweetly sleep.
As Adam in his bower.

And when our spirits we resign,
On outstretched wings thy bear,
And lodge us in the arms divine,
And leave us ever there.

Expository Songs

God Has Spoken By His Prophets (Hebrews 1:1-2) (1953)
George Briggs, John Zundel
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

God, Who in Various Methods Told (Hebrews 1:1-2) (1709)
Isaac Watts | Popularized by Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs (1707-09)
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Brightness of His Glory (Hebrews 1:1-9) (2015)
Dickson Akinlolu, Olaniyi Folahan
YouTube | Amazon

Jesus, You are the Radiance (Hebrews 1:2-3)
David Fellingham
Lyrics | YouTube

The Brightness of God’s Glory (Hebrews 1:3)
Michael Perry
Lyrics

Thy Throne, Oh God (Hebrews 1:8)
Popularized by Kelly Willard
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

The angelic guard (Hebrews 1:14)
Charles Wesley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Other References

The Final Word (Hebrews 1:1-2) (1987)
Michael Card | Popularized by Michael Card
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

Eternal Beam of Light Divine (Hebrews 1:3)
Charles Wesley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Father, We Greet Thee (Hebrews 1:3)
James G. Adderley
Lyrics

Image of Invisible God (Hebrews 1:3) (2002)
Stuart Townend | Popularized by Stuart Townend
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Jesus, I Am Resting, Resting (Hebrews 1:3)
Jean Sophia Pigott, James Mountain
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Mighty God, While Angels Bless Thee (Hebrews 1:3)
Robert Robinson
Lyrics | Sheet Music

O Savior Of Our Fallen Race (Hebrews 1:3) (2011)
Sixth Century Latin Hymn, Translated by Gilbert Doan, Keith & Kristyn Getty | Popularized by Keith and Kristyn Getty
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright (Hebrews 1:3)
Ambrose of Milan
Lyrics | Sheet Music

O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright (Hebrews 1:3)
Ambrose of Milan, Robert S. Bridges
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Worthy Of Affection (Hebrews 1:3)
Shane Barnard, Shane Everett
Lyrics

Maker and Sov’reign Lord (Hebrews 1:4-5) (1719)
Isaac Watts | Popularized by The Psalms of Da­vid (1719)
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Hebrews 1:6)
Charles Wesley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

My Saviour and my King (Hebrews 1:8-9) (1719)
Isaac Watts | Popularized by The Psalms of Da­vid (1719)
Lyrics | Sheet Music

For ever shall my Song record (Hebrews 1:8)
Isaac Watts
Lyrics | Sheet Music

The Day Thou Gavest (Hebrews 1:8)
John Ellerton
Lyrics | Sheet Music

The Lord Unto His Christ Has Said (Hebrews 1:13)
Henry S. Cutler
Lyrics | Sheet Music

The Lord Unto My Lord Thus Spake (Hebrews 1:13)
Lyrics | Sheet Music

God’s messengers of love (Hebrews 1:14)
Robert Campbell
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Hark, Hark! my Soul! (Hebrews 1:14)
Frederick W. Faber
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Inspirer and hearer of prayer (Hebrews 1:14)
Augustus Toplady
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Lord God, We All to Thee Give Praise (Hebrews 1:14)
Emanuel Cronenwett, Philipp Melanchthon, Paul Eber
Lyrics | Sheet Music

The guardianship of angels (Hebrews 1:14)
John Wesley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Quotes

Unto which of the angels said He at any time (Hebrews 1:5) (1741)
George Frederick Handel
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

Let all the angels of God worship Him (Hebrews 1:6) (1741)
George Frederick Handel
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

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