May we hope to find a patron
"S. Nicola di Bari"
Holy card, Italy
St Nicholas Center Collection
One there is whom once our fathers
Took their own, their Saint, to be
Since his prayers had helped the children
And the sailors on the sea;
Lord, Who dost Thine angels send,
Make Saint Nicholas our friend.
Here the shrine in which they worshipped
Here the Chapel by the sea;
Nicholas, their chosen patron,
With Our Lady of the Quay
He, and Mary at his side,
Still the children, still the seamen,
Must the storms of evil face;
Still the prayers of men made perfect
Win for us the gifts of grace;
Let Saint Nicholas, Thy friend,
By his prayers Thy flock defend.
Praise the God Who loves our children,
Praise the ruler of the sea,
Holy Bishop, Holiest Mother
Praise the Threefold Majesty;
Saints and Angels, Mother fair,
Praise the Lord of earth and air.
Text: V Stuccey-Coles
Tune: ALL SAINTS (Darmstadt 1698) 87 87 77
Musical notation PDF
Sung at the patronal festival of Our Lady & St Nicholas, Liverpool Parish Church, United Kingdomnext hymn