Angels (Amy Grant song)

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Single by Amy Grant
from the album Straight Ahead
Released 1984
Genre Contemporary Christian
Label Myrrh Records
Writer(s) Amy Grant, Brown Bannister, Gary Chapman, Michael W. Smith
Amy Grant singles chronology
"Thy Word"

"Angels" is a 1984 single by Christian singer Amy Grant, from her album Straight Ahead. Grant performed the song at the 1985 Grammy Awards,[1] where it won her an award for Best Gospel Vocal Performance, Female.[2] It also reached No. 1 on Billboard Hot Christian Songs.[3]

The song begins with an account of Peter's capture by Herod's guards in the Bible, and goes on to describe how God has His angels watching over believers, to guide and protect them in times of fear, doubt, confusion, or temptation.


  1. ^ Cusic, Don (2010). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music: Pop, Rock, and Worship. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 213. ISBN 978-0-313-34425-1. 
  2. ^ "Grammy Award Nominees 1985 - Grammy Award Winners 1985". Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Powell, Mark Allan (2002). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music. Hendrickson Publishers. p. 379.