Ortha nan Gaidheal
- I am bathing my face
- In the mild rays of the sun,
- As Mary bathed Christ
- In the rich milk of Egypt.
- Sweetness be in my mouth,
- Wisdom be in my speech,
- The love the fair Mary gave her Son
- Be in the heart of all flesh for me.
- The love of Christ in my breast,
- The form of Christ protecting me,
- There is not in sea nor on land
- That can overcome the King of the Lord's Day.
- The hand of Bride about my neck,
- The hand of Mary about my breast,
- The hand of Michael laving me,
- The hand of Christ saving me.
- Variant -
- Force in my mouth,
- Sense be in my speech,
- The taste of nectar on mv lips,
- Till I return hither.
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