St Columba: Let Christian men
Words: David McRoberts. Tune ‘Clonard’ by W McClelland

Let Christian men his praise proclaim
Whom once the friendly wave

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From Erin brought, with zeal aflame,
Our fathers’ souls to save.

The warlike pagan eagles fled
Before the dove of peace,
And faith by isle and inlet spread
And found a rich increase.

Iona’s hallowed shrine became
a beacon to the world;
a banner of the sacred Name,
for all the seas unfurled.

O thou of kings true-born a king,
Of Christ the herald-dove,
O hear thy grateful children sing
Their joy of thee, their love.

Columba, with the heavenly host,
Make thine the praise we bring
To Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
Till all the earth shall ring.