Lord, we thank you for the gift of Saint David
Lewis as our local Saint and Martyr. He was faithful to Christ even to
the point of accepting martyrdom for His sake. Help us to do all we can
to promote devotion to him. Increase our own faith, and by his prayers,
grant us the courage to follow his example of love and the grace of
conversion for all who seek the truth. This we ask in Jesus' name. Amen.
Saint David Lewis, pray for us.
Lewis, pray for Wales.
HYMN IN HONOUR OF ST. DAVID LEWIS
Holy Martyr, David Lewis,
Monmouth Countys glorious
Father of the Poor they named you,
When you lived and toiled
Priestly work was undertaken,
Danger-fraught from dawn
Gladly still you served your people,
Till you died for
them at Usk.
From your capture at Llantarnam,
Through your time in
Threats and tortures could not shake you,
faith would never fail.
Bravely then you faced the gallows,
fashioned for your death,
Further torment someone spared you,
you drew your latest breath.
Great and glorious David Lewis,
Staunch and steadfast
in the strife,
Bless your people here in Monmouth,
Those for whom
you gave your life.
Help us to be strong, courageous,
Loyal to our
To Him then will glory flourish,
In the places you have
Sister Canisius. Llantarnam Abbey.