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Our School Rally & School Songs

SCHOOL RALLY - Alma Mater's Call

Music based on the Irish song O'Donnell Abu (1567)
Lyrics by Brother Marcian James Cullen (1869-1938)


All through Saint Stephen's, a voice is resounding,
Promptly respond to your duty's sweet call,
Harken you all for the trumpet is sounding,
Your mater's proclaiming her watchword to all.

Forward her children dear,
Ever with hearts sincere,
Render with joy to your mater her due.
All that is vile reject,
Heaver will e'er protect
Sons of Saint Stephen's
Valiant and true.

Onward and upward in life's earnest battle,
Joyously bearing the brunt of the fight,
Nobly forgiving for all that may pain you,
And bravely defending the cause of the right.

Forward her children dear,
Ever with hearts sincere,
Render with joy to your mater her due.
All that is vile reject,
Heaver will e'er protect
Sons of Saint Stephen's
Valiant and true.





ABOUT the School Rally

The School Rally is shared by all the Lasallian schools in Singapore. For our school's version, the original phrase "our college" in stanza 1 verse 1 is replaced by "Saint Stephen's", and similarly in the Chorus, our institution's name takes the place in the verse "Sons of Saint Stephen's".



Glorious Patron

Saint John Baptist, Holy Founder
Friend and father of the young
Patron of Lasallian teachers
We acknowledge you in song
Thanking God we proudly name you
Patron and Protector strong

You became a friend to children
To the needy kind and good
You were sent to show compassion
Making God's word understood
Saint John Baptist, Holy Founder
Model of our brotherhood





ABOUT Glorious Patron
Glorious Patron pays tribute to our founder, Saint Jean-Baptiste de La Salle (1651-1719), the Patron Saint of Teachers of Youth and founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, and it reminds all of us of his life-long work in bringing education to the poor and his mission to tend to "the last, the lost and the least".
This is also the melody that Stephenians hum to at the end of each day - the final school bell of the day ringing out this popular tune as the boys make their way out into the hallways and corridors.



We Are Lasallian

We come from all nations, united in our cause
We share a common vision, we see the same bright star
What race or creed it matters not, so tall and proud we stand
We hail you Saint John Baptist, we are Lasallian

Our Founder, Saint La Salle, was born of noble Rheims
He lived a life of privilege, but heard a higher call
It was for the children, the last the lost, the least
For whom he gave up wealth and fame as the first Lasallian

We are one, but we are many
And from all the lands of earth we come
We share a dream, and sing with one voice
I am, you are, we are Lasallian

Our faith, our foundation, no matter how we pray
To the poor we give our service
To brighten up their day
We are a community, each other we uphold
Our motto Signum Fidei
Join us both young and old

We are one, but we are many
And from all the lands of earth we come
We share a dream, and sing with one voice
I am, you are, we are Lasallian

Today the need remains, for men like De La Salle
Continuing his mission
Working for the good of all
We are siblings to each other, across all walks of life
And we shall ever shine like stars through trial by fire and strife

We are one, but we are many
And from all the lands of earth we come
We share a dream, and sing with one voice
I am, you are, we are Lasallian





ABOUT We Are Lasallian
We Are Lasallian is the favourite song of the boys and the song that Lasallians sing when we come together. united in our Lasallian spirit and work for the good of all - one dream and one voice, we are Lasallian.