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Thread #4359   Message #23573
Posted By: Alice
11-Mar-98 - 08:30 PM
Thread Name: ADD:Hail, Glorious St. Patrick
This is from a 1947 edition (with dog-chewed off cover) of the St. Gregory Hymnal and Choir Book.
© 1920, words, Sister Agnes
Ancient Irish Melody

1. Hail, glorious Saint Patrick, dear Saint of our isle!
On us thy poor children bestow a sweet smile.
And now thou art high in the mansions above,
On Erin's green valleys look down with thy love.

2. Hail, glorious Saint Patrick, thy words were once strong,
Against Satan's wiles and a heretic throng.
Not less in thy might now in heaven thou art,
Oh, come to our aid, in our battle take part.

3. In the war against sin, in the fight for the faith,
Dear Saint, may thy children resist to the death,
May their strength be in meekness, in penance, and prayer,
Their banner the Cross, which they glory to bear.

4. Thy people, now exiles on many a shore,
Shall love and revere thee till time be no more.
And the fire thou hast kindled shall ever burn bright
Its warmth undiminished, undying its light.

5. Ever bless and defend the sweet land of our birth,
Where the shamrock still blooms as when thou wert on earth,
And our hearts shall yet burn, wheresoever we roam,
For God and Saint Patrick and our native home.

Whenever I can figure out how to use the Mac abc software (Barfly) I will post the tune. May not be by the 17th.
alice, montana