St. Patrick’s Breastplate

from the Hymnal 1982
performed by Dr. Bryan Appleby-Wineberg


1. I bind unto myself today the strong Name of the Trinity,
by invocation of the same, the Three in One, and One in Three.

2. I bind this day to me forever, by power of faith, Christ’s Incarnation;
his baptism in the Jordan river;
his death on cross for my salvation
his bursting from the spic├ęd tomb;
his riding up the heavenly way;
his coming at the day of doom:
I bind unto myself today.

6. 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 beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

7. I bind unto myself the Name, 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.

 

 

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