I bind unto myself today the strong Name of the Trinity,
By invocation of the same, the Three in One and One in Three.
I bind unto myself today the power of God to hold and lead,
His eye to watch, His might to stay, His ear to hearken to my need.
The wisdom of my God to teach, His hand to guide, His shield to ward;
The word of God to give me speech, His heavenly host to be my guard.
© St Patrick’s Breastplate. Translation by Cecil F Alexander