My God, Help Me

Deus meus adiuva me, [My God, help me.]
Give me your love, O Son of God,
Give me your love, O Son of God,
Deus meus adiuva me.

In meum cor, ut sanum sit, [Into my heart, that it may be sound,]
O noble King, give your love quickly,
O noble King, give your love quickly,
In meum cor, ut sanum sit.

Domine da quod peto a te, [O Lord, give what I ask of you,]
Give, give quickly, O clear, bright sun,
Give, give quickly, O clear, bright sun,
Domine da quod peto a te.

Hanc spero rem et quaero quam, [This thing I hope for, and this is what I ask,]
Your love to me in this world,
Your love to me in the next world,
Hanc spero rem et quaero quam.

Tuum amorem, sicut vis, [Your love, as you wish,]
Give me quickly what I ask again,
Give me quickly what I ask again,
Tuum amorem, sicut vis.

Quaero, postulo, peto a te, [I search, I ask, I beg of you,]
My life in heaven, Son of God,
My life in heaven, Son of God,
Quaero, postulo, peto a te.

Domine, Domine, exaudi me, [O Lord, O Lord, hear me,]
Fill my soul with your love, O God,
Fill my soul with your love, O God,
Domine, Domine exaudi me.

Deus meus adiuva me,
Deus meus adiuva me.

Source: Mael Ísu Ua Brolcháin, d. 1086 The Poem-Book of the Gael, 1912, p. 140-141, translation composite.

Included in Prayers from the Ancient Celtic Church, © 2018, Paul C. Stratman

Original in Latin/Old Irish:

Deus meus adiuva me
Tabhair dom do shearch,a Mhic ghil Dé
Tabhair dom do shearch,a Mhic ghil Dé
Deus meus adiuva me.

In meum cor, ut sanum sit,
Tabhair, a Rí rán, do ghrá go grip;
Tabhair, a Rí rán, do ghrá go grip,
In meum cor, ut sanum sit.

Domine da quod peto a te,
Tabhair dom go dian a ghrian ghlan ghlé,
Tabhair dom go dian a ghrian ghlan ghlé,
Domine da quod peto a te.

Hanc spero rem et quaero quam,
Do shearc dom sonn, do shearc dom thall;
Do shearc dom sonn, do shearc dom thall,
Hanc spero rem et quaero quam.

Tuum amorem, sicut vis,
Tabhair dom go tréan, a déarfad arís;
Tabhair dom go tréan, a déarfad arís,
Tuum amorem, sicut vis.

Quaero, postulo, peto a te,
Mo bheatha i neamh, a mhic dhil Dé;
Mo bheatha i neamh, a mhic dhil Dé,
Quaero, postulo, peto a te.

Domine, Domine, exaudi me,
M’anam bheith lán de d’ghrá, a Dhé,
M’anam bheith lán de d’ghrá, a Dhé,
Domine, Domine exaudi me.

 

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