Monday, January 28, 2013

ST. PATRICK'S BREASTPLATE

Photo courtesy of  PDPhoto.org

Ireland




St. Patrick’s BREASTPLATE
Amended words*  or verses *by
The Order of the GOOD SHEPHERD+
Year of Our LORD
1.24.2013


I bind unto myself today 
the strong name of The TRINITY.
By invocation of the same
the Three in ONE ~ and ONE in Three.
The BLOOD of JESUS covers me,
The BLOOD of JESUS covers me.

CHRIST be with me, CHRIST within me,
CHRIST behind me, CHRIST before me,
CHRIST beside me, CHRIST to win me;
CHRIST to comfort and defend* me.

I bind unto my self today 
the strong name of The TRINITY… 
( repeat stanza 1 )

CHRIST beneath me, CHRIST above me,
CHRIST in safety, CHRIST in danger* ;
CHRIST in hearts of all who love me,
CHRIST in mouth of friend and stranger.

I bind unto my self today 
the strong name of The TRINITY… 
( repeat stanza 1 )



Against the demon snares of sin
   the vice that gives temptation force
   the fantasies*  that war within…
   hostile spirits+ that mar my course.

I bind unto my self today 
the strong name of The TRINITY… 
( repeat stanza 1 ) 


Few* or many, far or nigh,
in every place and in all hours
Against their fierce hostility,
I bind to me GOD’S*  Holy Powers.

 I bind unto my self today 
the strong name of The TRINITY… 
( repeat stanza 1 )
  
Against all satan’s spells and lies*
Against false words of heresy,
Against the doubt that causes fear*…
The cries of self I will not hear.

I bind myself unto The LORD*
The BLOOD of  JESUS, The Living WORD,
By invocation of HIS+ Name
Eternal SON+, ever the same.
                 
Against the wizard’s evil craft
Against the death wound and the burning,
The choking wave, the poisoned shaft…
Protect me, CHRIST, till Thy+ returning.

I bind myself unto The LORD*
The BLOOD of JESUS, The Living WORD,
By invocation of His+ Name
Eternal SON+,  ever the same.

+  +  + 


No comments: