Ortha nan Gaidheal
- Bless, O Chief of generous chiefs,
- My loom and everything a-near me,
- Bless me in my every action,
- Make Thou me safe while I live.
- From every brownie and fairy woman,
- From every evil wish and sorrow,
- Help me, O Thou helping Being,
- As long as I shall be in the land of the living.
- In name of Mary, mild of deeds,
- In name of Columba, just and potent,
- Consecrate the four posts of my loom.,
- Till I begin on Monday.
- Her pedaIs, her sleay, and her shuttle,
- Her reeds, her warp, and her cogs,
- Her cloth-beam, and her thread-beam,
- Thrums and the thread of the plies.
- Every web, black, white, and fair,
- Roan, dun, checked, and red,
- Give Thy blessing everywhere,
- On every shuttle passing under the thread.
- Thus will my loom be unharmed,
- Till I shall arise on Monday;
- Beauteous Mary will give me of her love,
- And there shall be no obstruction I shall not overcome.
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