School Song

Introduction

The school song was written in 1947 by Sr. St. Raphael, Sr. Elizabeth of Portugal and Sr. St. Bertha.   Sr. Elizabeth of Portugal was the Principal at that time while the other two were taking their drop in school on mission.   Sr. St. Raphael chose the melody of a flower song as the backbone. Sr. St. Bertha, the musician, helped with some modifications and rearrangements while Sr. St. Raphael herself and Sr. Elizabeth of Portugal filled in the words.

School Song


song & lyric

St. Clare’s School! To you we sing this glad refrain
St. Clare’s School! Our hearts with love brim over
Hear! Hear! Hear! Our voices rise in praise
For you we’ll make echoes ring
To the mem’ry of these school days
Faithful forever
Then let us enjoy these bright years
Which ne’er will come again

St. Clare’s School! To you we sing this glad refrain
St. Clare’s School! Our hearts with love brim over
Hear! Hear! Hear! Our voices rise in praise
St. Clare’s School! Alma Mater

In your hall we’ve found a noble truth
An ideal that will be strong and lasting
For your youth receive their thanks and their pledge
Giv’n to thee in this our loyal song
For higher things daily let’s pray and strive
Through life’s frays we’ll ever stand and fight
Alma Mater we’ll ever keep alive
God’s ways you so deeply taught us love

St. Clare’s School! To you we sing this glad refrain
St. Clare’s School! Our hearts with love brim over
Hear! Hear! Hear! Our voices rise in praise
St. Clare’s School! Alma Mater

Hear and rev’rent join our pray’r
Father in heaven, guide us we pray Thee
And from temptation keep us this day
Bring all to serve Thee
Bring all to love Thee
Help us we pray Thee to drive sin away
Bring all to serve Thee
Bring all to love Thee
Help us we pray Thee to drive sin away

St. Clare’s School! To you we sing this glad refrain
St. Clare’s School! Our hearts with love brim over
Hear! Hear! Hear! Our voices rise in praise
For you we’ll make echoes ring
To the mem’ry of these school days
Faithful forever
Then let us enjoy these bright years
Which ne’er will come again

Hear! Hear! Hear! Happy voices are singing
Hear! Hear! Hear! Merry voices are singing
St. Clare’s School! We’ll always keep Thine honour fair
Let us sing these words of praise
We acclaim thy name
We acclaim thy name
Lift our voices again
Praise to thee

Dear School!