Ortha nan Gaidheal


In name of the Holy Spirit of grace
In name of the Father of the City of peace,
In name of Jesus who took death off us,
Oh! in name of the Three who shield us in every need,
If well thou hast found us to-night,
Seven times better mayest thou leave us without harm,
Thou bright white Moon of the seasons,
Bright white Moon of the seasons.

The following versification is by Mr John Henry Dixon, Inveran :-

In name of the Father Almighty,
In name of the Glorious Son,
In name of the Holy Spirit,
By grace of the Three-in-One.

If to-night, 0 moon, thou hast found us
In peaceful, happy rest,
May thy laving lustre leave us
Seven times still more blest.

0 moon so fair,
May it be so,
As seasons come,
And seasons go.
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
2001-04-08 CPD