Hymn in Honour of Saint Paul : Words © 2009 Noel S Donnelly.
(Tune: Sine nomine Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams, in The English Hymnal (London: Oxford University Press, 1906) .)
Saint Paul of Tarsus, hear our prayerful song!
Lead us to Christ; the Risen Lord you saw!
O rouse us to life, One Body in the Lord!
You changed your ways from stoning, sword and flame,
Till Christ for you was all that life could gain.
The love of the Lord would urge you on your way.
You travelled far to teach God’s saving love,
Spreading Christ’s church from Antioch to Rome.
Unite us in Christ our one eternal home!
From prison cell you sent your written word,
Teaching , advising, building up God’s world;
Then, gave your life to Christ the Crucified.
Praise to the Father, loved, proclaimed by Paul!
Praise Risen Son, who was his only goal!
And Praise Holy Spirit, birthing power in all!