St John Ogilvie: Let Scotland’s hills
(music (c) Noel S Donnelly. Words (c) James Quinn SJ
Let Scotland’s hills and straths and glens
acclaim their son whose praise we sing:
Who died a martyr, true as steel,
a faithful knight of Christ his King.
John Ogilvie, you prayed for light,
and travelled far your pilgrim way
To find in Scotland’s ancient faith
the dawn of everlasting day.
You came at last to Scotland’s shore,
a priest pursued by cruel law;
In chains you preached the Church’s faith
and died upholding Peter’s cause.
You loved God’s mother whose great name
made holier still your dying breath
You used her beads to win God’s grace,
your parting gift in face of death.
In heaven’s glory pray that soon
our country may at last be one,
To preach one Gospel, break one bread,
and be one Body in God’s Son.
St John, to make all one in Christ,
his flag of freedom you unfurled.
With you we pray that all may be
One Lord, One Faith, One Hope, One world.
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