|First Line:||Christ be beside me|
|Title:||Christ Be Beside Me|
|Author:||James Quinn, SJ (1969)|
|Topic:||Dedication and Stewardship; Living in Christ|
|Notes:||Text adaptation © 1969, James Quinn, SJ. Published by OCP|
|Arranger:||Dale Grotenhuis (1985)|
|Copyright:||Arr. © 1987 Faith Alive Christian Resources|
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.