St. Patrick’s Breastplate

I bind unto myself today

The Power of God to hold and lead;

His eye to watch, His might to stay

His ear to harken to my need;

The wisdom of my God to teach,

His hand to guide, His shield to ward;

The word of God to give me speech,

His heavenly host to be my guard!


Christ be with me, Christ within me,

Christ behind me, Christ before me,

Christ beside me, Christ to win me,

Christ to comfort and restore me,

Christ to quiet, Christ in danger,

Christ in hearts of all that love me,

Christ in mouth of friend and stranger