Ortha nan Gaidheal
PRAYER FOR VICTORY
- I bathe my face
- In the nine rays of the sun,
- As Mary bathed her Son
- In the rich fermented milk.
- Honey be in my mouth,
- Affection be in my face;
- The love that Mary gave her Son
- Be in the heart of all flesh for me.
- All-seeing, all-hearing, all-inspiring may God be,
- To satisfy and to strengthen me;
- Blind, deaf, and dumb, ever, ever be
- My contemners and my mockers,
- The tongue of Columba in my head,
- The eloquence of Columba in my speech;
- The composure of the Victorious Son of grace
- Be mine in presence of the multitude.
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