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

God Listen to My Prayer

CelticCapital2God listen to my prayer,
bend to me your ear,
let my supplications and my prayers
ascend to you upwards.
Come King of Glory,
to protect me down,
King of life and mercy
with the aid of the Lamb,
Son of Mary Virgin,
to protect me with power.

Source: Invocation of the Graces, written down by Margaret MacDonald, (1888) Carmina Gadelica, Hymns and Incantations…, Vol. I, p. 13

Graphic is fromCarmina Gadelica, Hymns and Incantations…, Vol. I, p. 12

In the original, the prayer ends with these two lines:

Son of the lovely Mary
of purest fairest beauty

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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