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702. Christ Be Beside Me

Text Information
First Line: Christ be beside me
Title: Christ Be Beside Me
Author: James Quinn, SJ (1969)
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Dedication and Stewardship; Living in Christ
Notes: Text adaptation © 1969, James Quinn, SJ. Published by OCP
Tune Information
Arranger: Dale Grotenhuis (1985)
Key: C Major
Source: Gaelic melody
Copyright: Arr. © 1987 Faith Alive Christian Resources

Text Information:

This text adapts part of a traditional Irish prayer associated with St. Patrick (see also no. 6). Such a prayer for protection is known as a lorica, from a Latin word for “breastplate” or “armor.” It is set to a Gaelic melody that gained wide popularity in the 1970s.

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