God with Me Lying Down

CelticCapital3God with me lying down,
God with me rising up,
God with me in each ray of light,
Nor I a ray of joy without him,
Nor one ray without him.

Christ with me sleeping,
Christ with me waking,
Christ with me watching,
Every day and night,
Each day and night.

God with me protecting,
The Lord with me directing,
The Spirit with me strengthening,
Forever and forevermore,
Ever and evermore, Amen.
Chief of chiefs, Amen.

Source: Mary Macrae, Isle of Harris (1866), Carmina Gadelica, Hymns and Incantations…, Vol. I, p. 5

Graphic is from Carmina Gadelica, Hymns and Incantations…, Vol. I, p. 4

 

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pastorstratman

Lutheran pastor serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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