Monday, 17 March 2014

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

I bind unto myself today
the strong name of the Trinity,
by invocation of the same,
the Three in One, and One in Three,
of whom all nature hath creation;
eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
praise to the Lord of my salvation,
salvation is of Christ the Lord.

(From the culmination of St Patrick's Breastplate - Fifth century trans. C. F. Alexander, 1889.)

(Visit the above, to hear the hymn and for a full transcript of the words)