Ortha nan Gaidheal
HEY THE GIFT
- Hey the Gift, ho the Gift
- Hey the Gift on the living.
- The fair Mary went upon her knee,
- It was the King of glory who was on her breast.
- The side of the sack (?) the side of the sark (?)
- The hide is struck upon the spar.
- To tell to us that Christ is born,
- The King of kings of the land of salvation.
- I see the hills, I see the strand,
- I see the host upon the wing.
- I see angels on clouds, [waves
- Coming with speech and friendship to us.
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