Christ Be Beside Me

A new, rousing melody set to James Quinn's well-known adaptation of the 8th Century text, St. Patrick's Breastplate. [Go here for Sing, All Creationa setting of another Quinn text]

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Includes parts for SAB Choir, Descant, Keyboard, Guitar, Trumpet in Bb, and Assembly


USE: General, Closing Song, Marriage

TOPICS: Christian Life, Comfort, Petition / Prayer

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Christ be beside me, Christ be before me, 
Christ be behind me, King of my heart. 
Christ be within me, Christ be below me, 
Christ be above me, never to part. 

Christ on my right hand, Christ on my left hand, 
Christ all around me, shield in the strife. 
Christ in my sleeping, Christ in my sitting, 
Christ in my rising, light of my life. 

Christ be in all hearts thinking about me, 
Christ be on all tongues telling of me. 
Christ be the vision in eyes that see me, 
In ears that hear me Christ ever be.

Text: 55 54 D, © 1969, James Quinn, SJ. Published by OCP, 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR 97213. All rights reserved.

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