God Be with Us

CelticCapitalGod be with us
on this your day.
Amen.

To us and with us
on this your day.
Amen.

It is clear to be seen of us,
since we came into the world,
that we have deserved your wrath.
Amen.

Your own wrath,
God of all.
Amen.

Grant us forgiveness.
Amen.

Grant us forgiveness.
Amen.

Grant to us your own forgiveness
merciful God of all.
Amen.

Anything that is evil to us,
or that may witness against us,
as we shall live,
illumine it to us
obscure it to us
banish it from us,
root it out of our hearts,
ever evermore everlastingly,
ever evermore everlastingly.
Amen.

Source: Kenneth the Carpenter, written down by Dr. Donald Munro Morrison, (1889) Carmina Gadelica, Hymns and Incantations…, Vol. I, p. 15, 17. English translation modified.

Graphic is from Carmina Gadelica, Hymns and Incantations…, Vol. I, p. 14

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pastorstratman

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

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