V24: Hail, Glorious Saint Patrick

Hail, Glorious Saint Patrick!
We honour thy name,
Though Erin may claim thee,
the world knows thy fame.
The faith of our fathers
is our treasure too,
How holy the thought, that they
learned it from you.
Through crosses and trials
its fires burn bright,
They show us the way, and the
truth, and the light.
Great Saint! intercede that we
always may be
Devoted and loyal, true
children of thee.
Our love and devotion be
ever like thine,
Our thought be of Jesus, our
heart be His shrine.
And when to the end of life’s path
We have trod,
Be near us great Bishop,
Annointed of God.