Christ Be With Me

Christ Be With Me by geoffh

Christ be with Me (scratch track)

(from St. Patrick’s Breastplate:

a Celtic Prayer, Metrical translation by Cecil Alexander)

verse 1

Christ be with me, Christ within,
Behind, before;
Christ beside me, Christ to win,
To comfort, restore;
Christ beneath me, Christ above,
Amid danger;
Christ in hearts of all I love,
And in the stranger.

chorus

I bind to myself the strong Name,
By invocation of the same,
The Three in One and One in Three:
Blessed Trinity.

verse 2

I bind to myself His pow’r today,
To hold and lead.
His eye to watch, His might to stay,
He hears my need.
The wisdom of my God to teach,
His hand to guide.
The word of God to give me speech,
His peace to abide.

chorus 1

I bind to myself the strong Name,
By invocation of the same,
The Three in One and One in Three,
Blessed Trinity.

chorus 2

Praise to the Father, who all things made;
and to the Son, through whom we’re saved;
and Holy Spirit: the One in Three,
Blessed Trinity.