From the recording St. Patrick's Breastplate

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.

Lyrics

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