Beannaich, a Thriath

Bless, O Chief of generous chiefs
Myself and everything anear me,
Bless me in all my actions,
Make Thou me safe for ever,
Make Thou me safe for ever.

From every brownie and ban-shee,
From every evil wish and sorrow,
From every nymph and water-wraith,
From every fairy-mouse and grass-mouse,
From every fairy-mouse and grass-mouse.

From every troll among the hills,
From every siren hard pressing me,
From every ghoul within the glens,
Oh ! save me till the end of my day.
Oh! save me till the end of my day.

Carmina Gadelica, Achaine 10.

Beannaich, a Thriath nam flath fial
Mi fein’s gach sion a ta na m’ choir,
Beannaich mi ‘n am uile ghniomh,
Dean mi tearuinte ri m’ bheo,
Dean mi tearuinte ri m’ bheo.

Bho gach gruagach is ban-sith,
Bho gach mi-run agus bron,
Bho gach glaistig is ban-nigh,
Gach luch-sith agus luch-feoir,
Gach luch-sith agus luch-feoir.

Bho gach fuath bhiodh feadh nam beann
Bho gach greann bhiodh teann d’ am thoir,
Bho gach uruisg measg nan gleam,
Teasruig mi gu ceann mo lo,
Teasruig mi gu ceann mo lo.

— Carmina Gadelica, Achaine 10.

Published by Christian Clay Columba Campbell

Christian Clay Columba Campbell is a Roman Catholic of the Anglican Use. As Senior Warden of the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Orlando, FL), he organised the process by which the parish accepted the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, petitioning to join the Catholic Church. The Anglican Cathedral is now the Church of the Incarnation in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. Personal queries should be directed to me at eccentricbliss dot com.

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