This Day God Gives Me

Author (attributed to): Saint Patrick

Patrick, St., the 2nd Bishop and Patron Saint of Ireland, was the son of Calpurnius, a deacon, and grandson of Potitus, a presbyter, and great grandson of Odissus, a deacon, was born most probably near Dumbarton, in North Britain, in 372. According to his epistle to Coroticus, his father was also a decurio, a member of the local town council, and a Roman by descent. Hence probably the name Patricius. St. Patrick alludes in Coroticus, § 5, to his having been originally a freeman, and of noble birth. His birthplace is termed in his Confession, § 1, Bannavem Taberniæ. Some have identified that place with Boulogne-sur-Mer, in France. His mother's name was Concessa, said to have been sister of St. Martin of Tours. According to Tirechan's Coll… Go to person page >

Paraphraser: James Quinn

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BUNESSAN is a Gaelic tune that was first published (melody only) in Lachlan Macbean's Songs and Hymns of the Gael (1888) as a setting for Mary Macdonald's carol "Child in the Manger." The tune is named after Macdonald's birthplace on the Isle of Mull, Scotland. BUNESSAN is also well known as the set…

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Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #754

Catholic Book of Worship III #650

Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #205

Gather (3rd ed.) #856

Gather Comprehensive #757

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #749

Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #516

Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #693

Singing Our Faith: a hymnal for young Catholics #2

Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #642

Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #410

Worship (3rd ed.) #673

Worship (4th ed.) #850

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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