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Lyr Req: Hail Glorious St. Patrick

05 Mar 01 - 05:15 PM (#411478)
Subject: Hail Glorious St. Patrick
From: tiggerdooley

We used to sing it at school. It begins:
Hail Glorious St. Patrick, dear Saint of our isle
On us thy poor children bestow a sweet smile...
and so on, then the chorus goes:
On Erin's Green Valley, on Erin's Green Valley...
etc, but I think there may be more than just one verse and the chorus.
It's quite well known, I think, so I'm sure lot's of you can help!


05 Mar 01 - 06:30 PM (#411539)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hail Glorious St. Patrick
From: tiggerdooley

OK 'catters, I'm going to bed now, but you've got 'til midnight on the 16th to deliver the goods!!!!


05 Mar 01 - 07:41 PM (#411573)
Subject: Lyr Add: HAIL GLORIOUS ST. PATRICK
From: *#1 PEASANT*

HAIL GLORIOUS ST. PATRICK

Hail Glorious St. Patrick, dear Saint of our Isle
On us thy poor children bestow a sweet smile
And now thou art high in the Mansions above
On Erin's green valleys look down in thy love
(Repeated 3 times)

Thy people now exiles on many a shore
Shall love and revere thee till time is no more
And the fire thou has kindled shall ever burn bright
In warm undiminished, undying its light.
(Repeated)

Ever bless and defend the sweet land of our birth
Where the Shamrock still blooms as when thou wert on earth
And our hearts shall yet burn, wheresoever we roam
For God and St. Patrick and our native home.


05 Mar 01 - 07:48 PM (#411577)
Subject: Lyr Add: HAIL, GLORIOUS ST. PATRICK
From: Joe Offer

HAIL, GLORIOUS ST. PATRICK
(words: Sister Agnes, tune: ancient Irish melody)

Hail, glorious St. Patrick, dear saint of our isle,
On us thy poor children bestow a sweet smile;
And now thou art high in the mansions above,
On Erin's green valleys look down in thy love.

(optional repeat)
On Erin's green valleys, on Erin's green valleys,
On Erin's green valleys look down in thy love.

Hail, glorious St. Patrick, thy words were once strong
Against Satan's wiles and a heretic throng;
Not less is thy might where in Heaven thou art;
Oh, come to our aid, in our battle take part!

In a war against sin, in the fight for the faith,
Dear Saint, may thy children resist to the death;
May their strength be in meekness, in penance, and prayer,
Their banner the Cross, which they glory to bear.

Thy people, now exiles on many a shore,
Shall love and revere thee till time be no more;
And the fire thou hast kindled shall ever burn bright,
Its warmth undiminished, undying its light.

Ever bless and defend the sweet land of our birth,
Where the shamrock still blooms as when thou wert on earth,
And our hearts shall yet burn, wherever we roam,
For God and St. Patrick, and our native home.

source: St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book, 1920

I grew up in a very Catholic family in Detroit and southeastern Wisconsin in the 1950's and 1960's, and never heard this one - even in my 8 years in a Catholic seminary. Of course, we were "liberal" Catholics...

-Joe Offer-


05 Mar 01 - 08:01 PM (#411586)
Subject: Lyr Add: HYMN TO SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER and ST. RITA
From: Joe Offer

Hmmm. Now here's a hymn to St. Francis Xavier, another soldier of the Church. Note the multipurpose verse. Apparently, Patrick dealt with heretics and Frank took care of the infidels....
-Joe Offer-


Hymn to Saint Francis Xavier

Oh, Father Saint Francis, we kneel at thy feet,
While blessings and favors we beg and entreat,
That thou from thy bright throne in heaven above
Wouldst look on thy clients with pity and love.
Saint Francis Xavier, Oh pray for us!
Saint Francis Xavier, Oh pray for us!

Oh, Father Saint Francis, thy words were once strong
Against Satan's wiles and an infidel throng.
Not less is thy might where in heaven thou art;
Oh, come to our aid, in our battle take part.
Saint Francis Xavier, Oh pray for us!
Saint Francis Xavier, Oh pray for us!


Never heard that one, either. I belonged to St. Rita's Parish in Racine, Wisconsin. St. Rita's song went like this:

O blessed Saint to who God grants
Power to open his dear heart
From it to pour full streams of grace
Open to us his heart.

CHORUS
Pray, St. Rita, pray for us today
Pray now and always, for us that love thee
Pray in our sorrow, pray in our need
With thee Saint Rita,
We thy clients plead

(gee, I can't believe I still remember it)

In my seminary days, we used to have a great time digging up the tackiest hymns we could find. These three certainly qualify.

-Joe Offer-


06 Mar 01 - 07:46 AM (#411894)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hail Glorious St. Patrick
From: tiggerdooley

Joe O, isn't saint Rita the Patron of peole in danger, or hopeless cases or something. I only know because I support Everton Football Club (NOT Liverpool, as you would expect from a Liverpudlian!) and my friend's grandmother taught us that whenever Everton were losing a match (which happened quite a lot) we should say:
Dear Saint Rita, give Everton a goal".
It didn't always work! Thanks for the St. Patrick hymn.

P.S. I know a prayer, but do you know any hymns to Saint Jude, Patron of Cases Despaired of?
Thanks,
Tiggerdooley, a good Catholic girl....


06 Mar 01 - 02:24 PM (#412140)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hail Glorious St. Patrick
From: Joe Offer

Nope. Didn't find any hymns to St. Jude. I found al sorts of off-the-wall saints like Maria Goretti and Joan of Arc and John Baptist de la Salle (Manufacturer of Christian Brothers brandy), St. Ursula, and St. Cecelia (patron saint of organists - song is "Let the Deep Organ Swell the Lay"). You'd think with all that, they could afford one song to St. Jude, patron of hopeless cases.

St. Jude should not be confused with St. Rita, "Patron Saint of the Impossible." Rita doesn't attach any strings to the process of accomplishing the impossible. Jude, on the other hand, has a real racket going. Tradition has it that prayers to St. Jude must be published in order for them to work. I have always had the impression that this cult was started by a newspaper publisher. Our local advertising newspaper always has three or four ads that are prayers to St. Jude. Can't say I agree with that sort of theology, and it's not officially recognized by the Catholic Church. If you look on it as folklore, it's kind of an interesting tradition. In fact, most of the practices connected with veneration of the saints are best looked upon as folklore.

I never did get the connection between St. Jude and Danny Thomas, but there's something there...

-Joe Offer-


06 Mar 01 - 02:38 PM (#412151)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hail Glorious St. Patrick
From: GUEST,Bruce O.

Joe didn't give the tune for "Hail, Glorious St. Partrick", because there no extant ancient Irish melodies!

St. Patrick sure knew how to get good press. His missionary work in Ireland was a dismal failure, with only a handfull of converts. I did bring awakening to the Irish that there were other possible religions, and later missionaries had an easier time of it.


06 Mar 01 - 03:55 PM (#412224)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hail Glorious St. Patrick
From: Joe Offer

Hey, Bruce, there are people who call me ancient, and I'm quite sure that you are older than I am. I'll post the tunes later, for what they're worth.

-Joe Offer-


06 Mar 01 - 06:07 PM (#412312)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hail Glorious St. Patrick
From: tiggerdooley

Maybe some 'catters could try writing a song for St. Jude - I'm sure we've all identified with the 'hopeless cases' vibe at various points in our lives!!! I imagine Jude to have a bit of a sense of humour.
By the way, praying to him really DOES get you out of a tight spot. All my friends (and some non-friends) would make me recite his prayer before exams, and we'd never fail as miserably as we deserved to.
Seriously, though, he does help the hopeless sinners, especially the lapsed, like me, who haven't been to church for ages, and are seen as undeserving by all the other saints!
Try it:
Prayer to St. Jude (To be said in cases despaired of)
St.Jude, Glorious Apostle, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor has caused you to be forgotten by many, but the true Church invokes you universally as the Patron of things despaired of; pray for me, who am so miserable; pray for me, that finally I may receive the consolations and the succor of Heaven in all my necessities, tribulations and sufferings, particularly [here make your request], and that I may bless God with the Elect throughout Eternity. - Amen.
St. Jude, Apostle, martyr and relative of our Lord Jesus Christ, of Mary and of Joseph, intercede for us.
Now if THAT ain't the blues, I don't know WHAT is!!!


08 Feb 08 - 06:33 PM (#2257279)
Subject: Chord Req: hail glorious saint patrick chords
From: GUEST,bernie

i really need these chords for a st. pats day wedding...


08 Feb 08 - 11:37 PM (#2257438)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: hail glorious saint patrick chords
From: Peace

HAIL, GLORIOUS ST. PATRICK
(words: Sister Agnes / tune: ancient Irish melody, 1920)


Hail, glorious St. Patrick, dear saint of our isle,
On us thy poor children bestow a sweet smile;
And now thou art high in the mansions above,
On Erin's green valleys look down in thy love.

(optional repeat)
On Erin's green valleys, on Erin's green valleys,
On Erin's green valleys look down in thy love.

Hail, glorious St. Patrick, thy words were once strong
Against Satan's wiles and a heretic throng;
Not less is thy might where in Heaven thou art;
Oh, come to our aid, in our battle take part!

In a war against sin, in the fight for the faith,
Dear Saint, may thy children resist to the death;
May their strength be in meekness, in penance, and prayer,
Their banner the Cross, which they glory to bear.

Thy people, now exiles on many a shore,
Shall love and revere thee till time be no more;
And the fire thou hast kindled shall ever burn bright,
Its warmth undiminished, undying its light.

Ever bless and defend the sweet land of our birth,
Where the shamrock still blooms as when thou wert on earth,
And our hearts shall yet burn, wherever we roam,
For God and St. Patrick, and our native home.



Wasn't able to locate chords with a cursory search. Will look more tomorrow. Have posted lyrics in event someone knows the chording. Will make it easier for them to put them in the text.


09 Feb 08 - 07:18 AM (#2257555)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: hail glorious saint patrick chords
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)

Ah, back to my schooldays. Here's the tune with some suggested chords, in C.

Mick



X:1
T:Hail Glorious Saint Patrick
L:1/4
M:3/4
Q:1/4=100
K:C
E|"C"E F E|"Dm"D A, C|"G7"B, E D|"C"C2
w:Hail Glor-ious Saint Pat-rick, dear saint of our isle
C|"F"C A, B,|"C"C G, E|E "D7"D C|"G7"D2
w:And on us thy child-ren be-stow a sweet smile
G|"C"G F E|"Am"E D C|"Dm"D A, D|"F"F2
w:And now thou art high in thy man-sions a-bove
F|"C"E D C|"Dm"D A, C|"G7"B, E D|"C"C2
w:On Er-in's green val-ley look down in thy love
G|"G7"G D F|"F"F "C"E2-|E2 E|"E7"E B, C|B, "Am"A,2-|A,2
w:On Er-in's green val-ley_ On Er-in's green val-ley_
A,|"C"G, C B,|"Dm"A, D C|"G7"B, E D|"C"C2||
w:On Er-in's green val-ley look down in thy love


09 Feb 08 - 07:32 AM (#2257559)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: hail glorious saint patrick chords
From: GUEST,Tunesmith

Going to Catholic primary school in England, way back when, we used to sing this song. Being English, the line "dear saint of our isle" used to confuse me somewhat.


27 Jul 09 - 01:57 PM (#2688150)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: hail glorious saint patrick chords
From: Paul Burke

My brother thought it was "Dear saint of Argyll", which historically might indeed be true, since Argyll was part of Strathclyde, a British kingdom, when Patrick was alad, and he was the right side of the country toi be kidnapped by Irish slavers.

But that bit about the CHILDREN resisting unto death.... same as in Faith of Our Fathers, the adults were always wishing the children to die for the fate, we thought, if there was any dying to be done it should be the adults who do it.