St Francis Xavier Pray for Us (From a far off country he came to our land)

The author of this hymn of intercession to St Francis Xavier, and the tune it is sung to, are unknown.

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From a far off country he came to our land
Bringing us the good news that God is alive in Jesus Christ;
in Jesus Christ we have life.

Chorus:
St. Francis Xavier pray for us,
That we may live the Gospel we received.
May we be Joy to all the world,
And light to all in need.

Leaving a career your riches and fame
You were filled with passion; your heart was aflame for Jesus Christ,
in Jesus Christ you found life.

Many generations have passed to this day.
We are fortunate to inherit the way to Jesus Christ;
In Jesus Christ we are alive.

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