Saturday 26 March 2011

Old Irish morning prayer.

The following poem is a 19th century morning prayer which they have in Connemara; It has been heard in many places in Galway and Dr Hyde (Ireland's first President) heard it in Roscommon and translated it.

The will of God be done by us,
The law of God be kept by us,
Our evil will controlled by us,
Our tongue in check be held by us,
Repentance timely made by us,
Christ's passion understood by us,
Each sinful crime be shunned by us,
Much on the End be mused by us,
And Death be blessed found by us,
With Angels music heard by us,
And God's high praised sung to us,
For ever and for aye.

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