Hail Glorious St. Patrick, we honor thy name
Though Erin may claim thee, the world knows thy fame.
The faith of our fathers is our treasure too;
How glorious the thought that they learned it from you!
Through crosses and trials its fires burn bright;
They show us the way, 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 thoughts be of Jesus, our hearts be His shrine.
And when to the end of life's path we have trod,
Be near us, great Bishop, beloved of God.
Pray for us, great St. Patrick.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
For the faithful of Ireland
For the conversion of Ireland back to God, especially in view of the upcoming referendum on abortion - may God and St. Patrick prevent this evil