A hymn for St Mungo, from the Cantata ‘The Legend of St Mungo’

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St Mungo came here and built his hermitage;
Guided by the word of God he founded a church.
Near to the silv’ry Molendinar he came, through his faith the city had its birth.
Give thanks to God for St Mungo’s life and work; Let Glasgow flourish in his name.

A holy monk Mungo spent some time in prayer,
Gathered people round him in the name of God.
Compassion, strength and care brought him many friends, so Glasgow’s first citizens arrived.
Give thanks to God for St Mungo’s life and work; Let Glasgow flourish in his name.

The legend tells us of miracles he worked,
Signs and wonders, acts of healing pointing to God.
The bird and tree and fish portray what he did now set on our city’s coat of arms.
Give thanks to God for St Mungo’s life and work; Let Glasgow flourish in his name.

The church he built was the first upon this site, Where the great cathedral stands majestic and strong. The little mud huts stood where great tower blocks now house Glasgow’s citizens today. Give thanks to God for St Mungo’s life and work; Let Glasgow flourish in his name.

It was St Mungo who named this ‘dear, green place’,
Father of us all he’s now our city’s patron saint.
Let’s follow his example in word and deed, proclaiming the name of God.
Give thanks to God for St Mungo’s life and work; Let Glasgow flourish in his name.

St Mungo Hymn: © David Morris and Gerry Fitzpatrick.