Ortha nan Gaidheal
THE GUARDIAN ANGEL
- Thou angel of God who hast charge
- From the dear Father of mercifulness,
- The shepherding kind of the fold of the saints
- To make round about me this night;
- Drive from me every temptation and danger,
- Surround me on the sea of unrighteousness,
- And in the narrows, crooks, and straits,
- Keep thou my coracle, keep it always.
- Be thou a bright flame before me,
- Be thou a guiding star above me,
- Be thou a smooth path below me,
- And be a kindly shepherd behind me,
- To-day, to-night, and for ever.
- I am tired and I a stranger,
- Lead thou me to the land of angels;
- For me it is time to go home
- To the court of Christ, to the peace of heaven.
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