Required Resources: SATB choir
The famous poem known as the Lorica (or Breast-Plate) of Saint Patrick, has as its last stanzas:
Christ be with me
Christ within in
Christ behind me and before me
Christ beside me and to win me
Christ to comfort and restore me
Christ beneath me and above me
Christ in quiet
Christ in danger
Christ in hearts of those that love me
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger
Lucas Miller has written a wonderfully singable, a cappella motet on this prayer, with comfortable ranges and beautiful vocal lines.
This piece is perfect not only for the Irish parish (or the Irish pastor), but for any moment where trust and confidence in God is a theme.