Ortha nan Gaidheal
THE PROTECTION OF THE CATTLE
- Pastures smooth, long, and spreading,
- Grassy meads aneath your feet,
- The friendship of God the Son to bring you home
- To the field of the fountains,
- Field of the fountains.
- Closed be every pit to you,
- Smoothed be every knoll to you,
- Cosy every exposure to you,
- Beside the cold mountains,
- Beside the cold mountains.
- The care of Peter and of Paul,
- The care of James and of John,
- The care of Bride fair and of Mary Virgin,
- To meet you and to tend you,
- Oh! the care of all the band
- To protect you and to strengthen you.
Niall MacFhionnlaigh, A' Chiste Ghàidhlig, a chuir na teacsaichean seo gu léir bho Carmina Gadelica air an làrach-lìn aig Sabhal Mór Ostaig ann an 1995