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Garrison Doles: Song Lyrics

Patrick On the Water

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Words and music by Garrison Doles

What if I were called across the ocean
To the land where I had been a slave
Could I be a loving teacher
To the makers of my chains

Oh Patrick on the water
Can you see the Irish shore
Can you find your way by following
The calling of the Lord

refrain
Where ever you send me
There will I find you
Where ever you lead me
There will I go
Into all nations
All situations
You will be with me where ever I go

I arise today by the powerful hand of the creator of all creation
I arise today by the birth and baptism crucified and arisen and ever my shield
And ever beside me and ever before me and ever behind me and ever above me
And in every heart and in every mind of everyone who finds me here

When I am called beyond my borders
And the limits of my faith
Will I give myself into the care
Of Jesus’ saving grace

Oh Patrick on the water
Can you see the Irish shore
Can you find yourself by following
The calling of the Lord

repeat refrain