Ortha nan Gaidheal
- I am lying down to-night
- With Mary mild and with her Son,
- With the Mother of my King,
- Who is shielding me from harm.
- I will not lie down with evil,
- Nor shall evil lie down with me,
- But I will lie down with God,
- And God will lie down with me.
- God and Mary and Michael kindly
- And the cross of the nine angels fair,
- Be shielding me as Three and as One,
- From the brow of my face to the edge of my soles.
- I beseech Peter, I beseech Paul,
- I beseech Mary, I beseech the Son,
- I beseech the trustful Apostles twelve
- To preserve me from hurt and harm;
- O from dying to-night,
- From dying to-night!
- O God! O Mary of Glory!
- O Jesu! Son of the Virgin fragrant,
- Sain Ye us from the pains everlasting,
- And from the fire fierce and murky,
- From the pains everlasting,
- And from the fire fierce and murky!
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