Pater Columba decus morum
suscipe vota famulorum
te laudantem serva chorum
ad incursu anglicorum
et insultu emulorum.
Father Columba, glory of our national tradition
receive the prayers of your servants
save this choir that is praising
you from attack by the English
and assualt by rivals.
— Antiphon from the Office for the Feast of St. Columba found in the Inchcolm Antiphoner