Ortha nan Gaidheal
BLESSING OF THE SMOORING
- I am smooring the fire
- As the Son of Mary would smoor;
- Blest be the house, blest be the fire,
- Blest be the people all.
- Who are those down on the floor ?
- John and Peter and Paul.
- On whom is the vigil to-night ?
- On the fair gentle Mary and on her Son.
- The mouth of God said,
- The angel of God spake,
- An angel in the door of the house,
- To guard and to keep us all
- Till comes daylight to-morrow.
- Oh! may the angels of the Holy One of God
- Environ me all this night,
- Oh! may the angels of the Anointed One of God
- Encompass me from harm and from evil,
- Oh! encompass me from harm this night.
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