Saint Giles Patronal Hymn
Christ, our Lord, our loving Saviour,
Thou thyself our light and day,
Grant to us a pure intention
That on this our feast we may
With thy saints in joy abounding
Praise thy name in tuneful lay.
How the hunted hound had sought him
Finding refuge at his gate,
Made the king to marvel nobly
At the hermit’s holy state.
Triune God, to thee for ever
Speed the souls who fly death’s fate.
We usually add the last verse of ‘Christ is made the sure Foundation’