The Shield of Saint Patrick

 

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

I bind this day to me forever
by power of faith Christ’s incarnation,
His baptism in the Jordan river,
His death on the cross for my salvation;

His bursting from the spiced tomb,
His riding up the heavenly way,
His coming at the day of doom,
I bind unto myself today.

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.

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 God of my salvation,
salvation is of Christ the Lord!
Amen!

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