Ortha nan Gaidheal
THE SOUL SHRINE
- God, give charge to Thy blessed angels
- To keep guard around this stead to-night,
- A band sacred, strong, and steadfast,
- That will shield this soul-shrine from harm.
- Safeguard Thou, God, this household to-night,
- Themselves and their means and their fame,
- Deliver them from death, from distress, from harm,
- From the fruits of envy and of enmity.
- Give Thou to us, O God of peace,
- Thankfulness despite our loss,
- To obey Thy statutes here below,
- And to enjoy Thyself above.
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