Leeland's 'Tears Of The Saints' Is the PERFECT St. Patrick's Day Song, And Here's Why

Mar 17, 2017 by Will Maule
Will Maule

Will Maule is a journalist and editor at HelloChristian.com. He's married to his wife Caroline and loves guitars, tennis, golf, and tea. Will lives in Northern Ireland.

Saint Patrick's day is upon us, and the celebrations are getting underway. Festivals are kicking off to commemorate the famed Romano-British Christian missionary who is commonly known to have founded Christianity in Ireland sometime in the 5th Century. And we've got the perfect song for you to celebrate this major day in the Christian calendar. 

Saint Patrick travelled to the shores of Ireland to seek out the lost and to preach the gospel of Christ so that they might be saved. And this should be a reminder to all Christians at this time - we must GO and herald the gospel. We must press on to make disciples of ALL NATIONS (Matthew 28:19). The Church needs more missionaries to be as bold as Saint Patrick. We must be prepared to go into the places that need Jesus the most and to have NO fear as we do so. 

Many don't know this. But when he was about 16, Saint Patrick was captured by Irish pirates from his home in Britain, and taken as a slave to Ireland. He was treated appallingly and was forced to tend animals for a whole six years. He eventually escaped and returned to his family.

But then, he CHOSE to go back. He cast himself back into the peril of death because he was compelled by the gospel of Christ, and he trusted in the all-sufficiency of the gospel. We should be inspired and motivated by his story of courage and the borderless power of God. The lost are all around us, and we Christians have the answer; the hope of the nations, Jesus Christ. 

"There are tears from the saints
For the lost and unsaved
We're crying for them come back home
We're crying for them come back home," sings Leeland in their hit song 'Tears of the Saints.'

"There are schools full of hatred
Even churches have forsaken
Love and mercy
May we see this generation
In it's state of desperation
For Your glory

This is an emergency!

Sinner, reach out your hands!
Children in Christ you stand!
Sinner, reach out your hands!
Children in Christ you stand!

And all Your children will stretch out their hands
And pick up the crippled man
Father, we will lead them home
Father, we will lead them home"

Listen to the track below, and have a blessed St. Patrick's Day!

“Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.” - St. Patrick.

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