O glorious Saint Patrick,
Apostle of Ireland!
I praise, bless, and glorify God for thy sanctity,
thy zeal, thy charity, thy labours,
and the success of thy labours.
I thank thee, O great Saint Patrick,
for watching over and preserving the faith of the Irish people.
O dearest Saint Patrick!
heed not the unworthiness of thy children;
but continue, in the future as in the past,
to pray for them.
O glorious Apostle, Saint Patrick,
guard and preserve,
to the Day of Judgment,
the purity of the faith and morals of thy people
in every land and in every clime.
O beloved Saint Patrick!
obtain from God that Erin,
our dear country,
may become again what she formerly was,
"The Island of Saints and Scholars."