543. Christ Beside Me

1 Christ beside me, Christ before me,
Christ behind me--king of my heart;
Christ within me, Christ below me,
Christ above me--never to part.

2 Christ on my right hand, Christ on my left hand,
Christ all around me--shield in the strife;
Christ in my sleeping, Christ in my sitting,
Christ in my rising--light of my life.

3 Christ be in all hearts thinking about me,
Christ be on all tongues telling of me;
Christ be the vision in eyes that see me,
in ears that hear me Christ ever be.

4 Christ beside me, Christ before me,
Christ behind me--king of my heart;
Christ within me, Christ below me,
Christ above me--never to part.

Text Information
First Line: Christ beside me, Christ before me
Title: Christ Beside Me
Adapter: James Quinn (1969, alt.)
Meter: 5.5.5.4.D.
Scripture: Colossians 1:27; Matthew 17:8; Luke 24:32
Source: From St. Patrick's Breastplate,
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: BUNESSAN
Arranger: David Evans (1927)
Meter: 5.5.5.4.D.
Key: C Major
Copyright: Music used by permission of Oxford University Press



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