'Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)' Song by Chris Tomlin

Popular Worship Song about Angels

Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies) song Chris Tomlin
Chris Tomlin performing. Rick Diamond / Getty Images Entertainment

A song about an army of angels recorded by popular Christian worship music artist Chris Tomlin describes how believers can enjoy courage in any situation. 'Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)' declares that faithful people never need to be afraid, because God and his angelic messengers are always with them.

Angel Connection

This song refers to the famous Bible story in which God sends an army of angels to protect the prophet Elisha and his servant from an army of human beings who want to harm them.

Elisha has the faith to be able to see the angelic army, but his servant can't see them there until Elisha prays for God to give the servant the ability to see the angels surrounding them.

In 2 Kings 6:16, Elisha tells his servant: 'Don't be afraid. Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.'" The passage continues in verse 17: "And Elisha prayed, 'Open his eyes, LORD, so that he may see.' Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha."

Thanks to the heavenly army of angels sent by God to protect them, Elisha and his servant successfully escape being captured by the earthly army of people who had meant to harm them. They they go on to successfully fulfill their God-given missions -- with the confidence that strong, caring angels are nearby, ready to help when needed.

Chris Tomlin sings the song to God, declaring "You hear me when I call" and singing about how God faithfully sends angels to help him fight spiritual battles so that good can overcome evil in any situation.

Since God so faithfully sends angels to help people be victorious in spiritual warfare, the song asks: "Whom shall I fear?"

Angels help people fight fear in a variety of different ways, including by sending them peace in the midst of stressful situations, urging them to take the risks God leads them to take to fulfill his purposes for their lives, empowering them to overcome attacks from evil, and rescuing them from dangerous circumstances if God agrees.

Guardian angels are constantly working with the people to whom God has assigned them, sending them thoughts of courage and trying to protect them.

Archangel Michael specializes in empowering people to break free from fear in their lives. As God's top angel, Michael battles every kind of fearsome problem that exists -- and he is on the winning side. Believers can call on Michael to overcome fear in every aspect of their lives, from dealing with their nightmares to standing up for their convictions.

The angels who work with Michael in the blue angel light ray regularly answer people's prayers about overcoming fear and related topics, such as: using spiritual power wisely, seeking protection from danger, deepening faith, and building strength of character.

Composers

Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, and Scott Cash

Lyricists

Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, and Scott Cash

Sample Lyrics

(Chorus) "I know who goes before me/I know who stands behind me/The God of angel armies /Is always by my side/The one who reigns forever/He is a friend of mine/The God of angel armies /Is always by my side"