St Ninian of Galloway as depicted in the stained glass window at
St John's, Cumnock.
Concluding Prayer of Vespers
Lord our God,
you brought the Picts and Britons
to a knowledge of the faith
through the teaching of Saint Ninian the bishop:
in your goodness listen to our prayers:
grant that we who have received from him
the light of your truth
may remain strong in faith
and active in works of charity.
We make our prayer through our Lord, Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever. Amen
Ninian of Galloway, homage we fondly pay and tribute bring.
Saint by our Church proclaimed, Scotland's Apostle named,
thy praise we sing, thy paise we sing
Born of the Scottish race, God led thee forth by grace to find in Rome
that pearl so richly priced, that faultless creed of Christ,
And bear it home, and bear it home.
Softly the Christian morn dawned o'er the lone Whithorn like kindly sun;
nobly thy loyal band, led by thy sure command,
our kingdom won, our kingdom won.
Where once thy footsteps trod, unquenched the fires of God await thy hand;
renew thy fervent care, tender to God our prayer
to bless our land, to bless our land.
Written by Rt. Rev. J McHardy
Sung to the tune Candida Casa by F Duffy.
Podcast for the Feast of St Ninian
This podcast was recorded in 2011 by
Bishop Emeritus Maurice Taylor on the occasion of the
Feast of St Ninian.