Hail Glorious St. Patrick lyrics

The Wolfe Tones

Hail, glorious St. Patrick, dear Saint of our Isle,
On us your poor children bestow a sweet smile;
And now that you’re high in your mansions above,
On Erin's green valleys look down with your love.

On Erin's green valleys, on Erin's green valleys,
On Erin's green valleys look down with your love.

Your people, now exiles on many a shore,
Shall love and revere you till time is no more;
And the fire tou have kindled shall ever burn bright,
Its warmth undiminished, undying its light.

On Erin's green valleys, on Erin's green valleys,
On Erin's green valleys look down with your love.

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

For God and St. Patrick, for God and St. Patrick,
For God and St. Patrick, and our native home.

Hail Glorious Saint Patrick you're Erin's great pride,
Watch down on the Celts on the banks of the Clyde,
With green and white banners a cross and a prayer,
Where Erin's green valleys look down on Parkhead

Where Erin's green valleys, where Erin's green valleys,
Where Erin's green valleys look down on Parkhead.

Hail, glorious St. Patrick, dear Saint of our Isle,
On us your poor children bestow a sweet smile;
And now that you are in your mansions above,
On Erin's green valleys look down with your love.

On Erin's green valleys, on Erin's green valleys,
On Erin's green valleys look down with your love.

Song Details

Sister Mary Agnes McSweeny
Sister Mary Agnes McSweeny

Composer: Sister Mary Agnes McSweeney. Born Elizabeth McSweeny in Cobh/Queenstown on Nov 16, 1823 in County Cork, Ireland... more.

The WolfeTones: This version of the song doesn't include all the verses - only three from the original five which can be viewed at padraignaofa.ie.

St Patrick's Day: March 17 marks the annual celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day, or Lá Fhéile Pádraig in Irish. The holiday honors its fifth-century namesake, Saint Patrick - Ireland’s patron saint who died on this date in 461 CE.

References:
St. Patrick - a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the "Apostle of Ireland", he is the primary patron saint of Ireland where he was instrumental in the introduction of Christianity into Ireland... more.
Erin - an archaic or poetic name for Ireland - from Irish Gaelic Éirinn, dative of Ériu Ireland.
Parkhead - a village in the Barony parish of Glasgow, Scotland. The distance between the 2 closest shores of Scotland and Ireland is 19 kiliometres and is possible to see across in clear weather conditions.

The verse contining Parkhead was not in the original poem, so it has been added since it's inception. If anyone has any information relating to this please contact me - any help would be greatly appreciated.

Category: Patriotic

Covers: The Wolfe Tones (featured), Frank Patterson, The Irish Tenors, John McDermott, Michael Nash, Curly Sullivan, Bob Finch, Dennis and Paula Doyle, Patrick O'Hagen, Philomena Breslin.

 

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