Ortha nan Gaidheal
THE BLESSING OF THE NEW YEAR
- God, bless to me the new day
- Never vouchsafed to me before;
- It is to bless Thine own presence
- Thou hast given me this time, O God.
- Bless Thou to me mine eye,
- May mine eye bless all it sees;
- I will bless my neighbour,
- May my neighbour bless me.
- God, give me a clean heart,
- Let me not from sight of Thine eye;
- Bless to me my children and my wife,
- And bless to me my means and my cattle.
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