Shine Like The Son

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St. Patrick's Breastplate

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Lyrics based on a prayer by St. Patrick.  It is entitled St. Patrick’s Breastplate from the parts of the prayer asking for God’s protection.

St. Patrick is said to have written this prayer to strengthen himself with God's protection as he prepared to confront and convert Loegaire, high king of Ireland.


Christ with me, before me

Behind me , within me

Above me, beneath me

Around me, throughout me


On my right and left

In length, and height, and breadth

With You I will not fear

Whether far or whether near


I arise today, Through a mighty strength

Followin’ the One who showed the way

I’m alive today, Through Christ my strength

I’m followin’ the One who showed the way


Uphold me and guide me

Look before me, speak for me

Protect me and guard me

Watch o’er me, come save me


In the heart of the ones who think of me

In the mouth of the ones who speak of me

Every eye that sees, Every ear that hears

Christ be...


Words and Music by Stefan Van Voorst ©2008 Stefan Van Voorst Music