Where more than 120 years of history embraces the future …
The Edmund Rice Anthem
Words: Hugh Sharpe, cfc
Music: Colin Smith, cfc
1. Gifted by the Spirit and nourished by the Word;
You listened humbly to learn what God desired.
God, the source of life and love, favoured all your days
We name you, Blessed Edmund Rice.
We sing our song of praise.
Faith gave you hope, a strength which never died.
Hope gave you patient trust, the love of God revealed.
Love guided ev’ry deed, Blessed Edmund Rice.
You lived a life of joyful sacrifice.
2. Called to follow Jesus Christ, you heard His voice so clear.
Come, never falter, and challenge ev’ry fear.
Many others followed you, caught your Vision’s fire.
You lead us, Blessed Edmund Rice.
Your deeds of love inspire.
3. Sent to serve God’s people, enriching lives of youth,
You strove with vision for justice, mercy, truth.
Teaching us compassion, living with the poor.
We love you, Blessed Edmund Rice.
We praise you ever more.