Saint Cecilia of Rome
c. 2nd Century A.D.
c. 3rd Century A.D.
Roman Catholic Church
Patron Saint of:
Musicians, church music, poets, France
Musicians, church music, poets, France and Argentina
Saint Cecilia Prayer
Saint Cecilia, heroic martyr who stayed
faithful to Jesus your divine bridegroom,
give us faith to rise above our persecutors
and to see in them the image of our Lord.
We know that you were a musician and
we are told that you heard angels sing.
Inspire musicians to gladden the hearts of people
by filling the air with God's gift of music and
reminding them of the Divine Musician
Who created all beauty.
Prayer to Saint Cecilia
O glorious saint, who chose to die
Instead of denying your King.
We pray you please to help us
As His fair praise we sing!
We lift our hearts in joyous song
To honor Him this way,
And while we sing, remembering,
To sing is to doubly pray.
once in our hearts and in our tongues
We offer double prayer
Sent heavenward on winged notes
To praise God dwelling there.
While in our
hearts and tongues we try
With song to praise God twice,
We ask dear saint, to help us be
United closed to Christ!