Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Breastplate of Saint Patrick

I offer you a song today in honor of the Feast of Saint Patrick.  "This Day God Gives Me" is based on "The Breastplate of Saint Patrick,"(a bit of history here).

The artists are part of a family singing group called L'Angelus, who definitely deserve a closer look.

This day God gives me Strength of high heaven,
Sun and moon shining, Flame in my hearth.
Flashing of lightning, Wind in its swiftness,
Deeps of the ocean, Firmness of earth.

This day God gives me Strength as my guardian,
Might to uphold me, Wisdom as guide.
Your eyes are watchful, Your ears are list'ning,
Your lips are speaking, Friend at my side.

God's Way is my way, God's Shield is 'round me,
God's Host defends me, Saving from ill.
Angels of heaven, Drive from me always
All that would harm me, Stand by me still.

Rising I thank Thee, Mighty and Strong One,
King of creation, Giver of rest.
Firmly confessing, God in Three Persons,
Oneness of Godhead, Trinity Blest!

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