The holy Faith, St. Pat taught well.
His work was Jesus’ life to tell.
To help us know the truths of God,
So that to learn would not be hard,
The things to know that we have need,
From the Apostles in our Creed,
St. Patrick gave his life to teach,
And help us, for Heaven, to reach.
St. Pat was given special Grace
To help those of the human race,
To understand the Things of God,
Especially on Ireland’s sod.
We, wee folk, listened very well
To all that St. Pat tried to tell.
He told about the Great Story…
How Jesus revealed His Glory.
After He had died on the Cross,
He rose again, by Divine Force.
For forty days He stayed on Earth.
All these were reasons for his Birth.
He came from Heaven to be born
…Why we rejoice on Christmas morn.
He lived with us to teach us how
To know what we need do right now!
For all, He suffered and He died.
And through it all, stayed by our side.
But then time came after He rose
from death to life, free from all woes,
to take His Place in Heaven’s Realm,
With God the Father… at the Helm.
Seated with Him at His Right Hand,
Jesus our King, rules every land.
All peoples, languages, nations…
Should all serve Him from their stations.
His Kingdom will not pass away.
St. Pat taught this back in his day.
We, wee folk…we did hear it all,
And speak of it though we are small.
I am so glad we shared this day
Of Jesus and the Holy Way.
Of His Ascension, we shall speak,
To all on Earth, both great and meek…
That St. Pat said that in plain sight,
Jesus was lifted to a height
and then a cloud hid Him from sight…
The Son of God…the God of might.
So, now we know God used a cloud,
And you know I will be so proud
If you are reading this out loud…
Just by yourself or in a crowd!
So, on this fine, grand day of May,
God bless you is what I do say! (See Footnote #14)