Managing Committee 2016 - 17

School Song



The School Song - August 1912

Ring out the battle call of duty!
Unfurl the flag of FAITH AND TOIL!
We deem our soul's eternal beauty
A life-long Victor's worthy spoil.

A thousand such are proudly gone before us
To win and spread our school's renown;
'tis ours to swell with our voices the chorus
And with our deeds enrich her crown.

Chorus:

FAITH AND TOIL! conquerless alliance
Wherein we clasp human hands unto God's!
In His control, find we true self reliance;
My hand and God's - what'er the odds
My hand and God's - what'er the odds
My hand and God's
Evil's onset hold in defiance!

All Hail! Our own immortal College!
(for thought and love would death outlive!)
New brothers thine to breed; and knowledge,
Our Alma Mater, thine to give.

We render thanks for thy love and thy teaching,
And hail all them who are thy voice.
We scorn the dream-life that sluggards are preaching,
And cling the Banner of thy choice.

Chorus:- Faith and Toil, ! &c.

Apace draws on of separation
For each and all the fated day:
But, far or near be set our station,
Thy thought shall hold our hearts in sway.

Thy cross shall shade us and call us and lead us;
As now thy Bees shall teach us then:
And, fall the hills on our path to impede us,
Saint Joseph's boys shall all be men!

Chorus:- Faith and Toil, ! &c.

Words by Fr.Gavan-Duffy, Music composed by Fr.Gustave Leroy

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