278. Christ be with me, Christ within me

1 Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.

2 Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all who love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

Text Information
First Line: Christ be with me, Christ within me
Translator: Mrs. C. F. Alexander, 1818-95
Meter: 88 88
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: Sacraments and Other Rites: Holy Communion
Source: St. Patrick's Breastplate
Notes: See 159
Tune Information
Composer (attributed to): J. Mease of Fresford, Donegal
Meter: 88 88
Key: G Major
Source: Petrie Collection of Irish Music edited by C. V. Stanford, 1852-1924

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