THE COLLEGE ANTHEM

Alma Mater! blest sanctum of learning,

Where the mind is adorned with rich lore,

And each tutored faculty’s yearning

Is sated and taught to seek more.

Alma Mater! Fond nurse of my childhood.

So indulgent, yet prudently firm,

Thy affection and smile cheer my boyhood,

And foster each heavenly germ.

Alma Mater! when launched on life’s ocean,

Oft temptation must needs try thy child;

Oh! where all tends to stifle devotion,

Pray, Mother, lest I be defiled.

Alma Mater! handmaid of Saint Patrick,

May thy mission like his soon be crowned,

And our Lanka, by Faith’s spark electric

Chaste, learned like Erin be found.