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St Patrick - Hail Glorious Saint Patrick
By Sister Agnes

Old Irish Melody
Verses: 5
Introduction: Last Line
Key: D High: E Low: B Flat
Tune: ????
By Henri Friedrich Hemy, 1818-1888
Verses: 5
Introduction: Last Line
Key: G High: D Low: D

Hail, glorious Saint Patrick! Dear saint of our Isle!
To us, thy poor children, be gracious the while,
We pray to thee high in the mansions above,
On Erin's green valleys to look down in love.

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

In the war against sin, in the fight for the faith,
Dear saint, may thy children resist to the death;
Their strength be in meekness, in penance, and prayer;
Their banner the cross which the glory to bear.

Thy people, now exiles on many a shore,
Shall love and revere thee till time be no more;
The fire thou hast kindled shall ever burn bright,
It's warmth undiminished, undying its light.

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.

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