Mo druí, Mac Dé

SAINT COLUMBA’S SONG OF TRUST. I TREAD the mountain passes through the gloom Alone, save that Thy Presence can illume, Sun of my soul! these rough ways of the night, And turn the fearsome darkness into light. Should that day dawn—the last that I should see— No mightiest aid could save from Thy decree: No […]

Thus Shall I Not Falter

Arglwydd, arwain trwy’r anialwch Fi bererin gwael ei wedd, Nad oes ynwy’ nerth na bywyd Fel yn gorwedd yn y bedd: Hollalluog, hollalluog, Ydyw’r Un a’m cwyd i’r lan. Myfi grwydrais hir flynyddau, Ac heb weled codi’r wawr; Anobaithiais, heb dy allu, Ddod o’r anial dir yn awr; Dere dy hunan, dere dy hunan, Dyna’r […]

Mael Ísu Ua Brolcháin

Mael Ísu Ua Brolcháin, the sage of Erinn in wisdom and in piety, and in the poetry of either language, suum spiritum emisit. Annals of Loch Cé. Moyle Issa o’Brothloghann, the ealder and sage of Ireland was soe ingenious and witty, and withall soe well learned that he composed great volumes containing many great Misteryes and […]

Nec Putet in Tumulo Virginis Alma Caro

UIDETUR oportunum huic historiae etiam hymnum uirginitatis inserere, quem ante annos plurimos in laudem ac praeconium eiusdem reginae ac sponsae Christi, et ideo ueraciter reginae, quia sponsae Christi, elegiaco metro conposuimus; et imitari morem sacrae scripturae, cuius historiae carmina plurima indita, et haec metro ac uersibus constat esse conposita. Alma Deus Trinitas, quae saecula cuncta […]

Ever Gazing Up to Thee

Hail the day that sees Him rise, Alleluia! To His throne above the skies, Alleluia! Christ, awhile to mortals given, Alleluia! Reascends His native heaven, Alleluia! There the glorious triumph waits, Alleluia! Lift your heads, eternal gates, Alleluia! Christ hath conquered death and sin, Alleluia! Take the King of glory in, Alleluia! Circled round with […]