Good Saint Nicholas of Myra
Good Saint Nicholas of Myra,
deeds and legends tell his fame.
Saintly bishop, friend of children
Bari pilgrims chant the name:Bless’d Nicholas, Bless’d Nicholas
He loved all in Jesus’ name
Miracles and signs and wonders,
he performed to praise the Lord.
For a poor and weary people
source of care and joy outpoured:Refrain
Sailors, nations, people thank him
for the message that he brought.
Young and old now hail the memory
Of the lessons that he taught:Refrain
May his ways of true devotion
guide us on our earthly way.
Challenge us to be more like him
as Christ’s gospel we obey:Refrain
Father, Son and Holy Spirit
bind us in community,
so that we with holy Nicholas
might eternal glory see:Refrain
By the Lay Canon J M Rosenthal. Used by permission.
Mp3 files courtesy of Jennifer Wolfe and the Hope College Music Department.