November 24, 2013

Christ be Near at Either Hand

Christ Behind, Before Me Stand

Christ be Near at Either Hand is an adaption of a segment of the Lorica of St. Patrick. It was written by the Irish Catholic Priest, Fr. John Fennelly (1890–1966). Besides his work as a pastor, he was also a poet, expert on Plain Chant, and later in life was made a Canon of the Church. Christ be Near at Either Hand is set to the Irish folk tune, Greystones. In the Divine Office it is sung at Evening Prayer. It was also sung during the Offertory of the open-air Mass at Bellahouston Park, Glasgow celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI on the 2010 Papal Visit to the UK.

Tune: Greystones

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