Beannacht ar Bainis - Marriage Blessing

We hope that you enjoy this music and these lyrics. This was a song played at our wedding. It is replayed here for all who were there and for all who were not. ... Vivian and Jack.

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by Frank Lennon 1980
May the road rise up to meet you both
On each and every morn.
May the rains fall soft upon your fields
Of waving yellow corn.
May the wind be always at your back
And the sun's warmth on your face.
And until we meet again my friends,
God keep you in his grace.

by Frank Osborne 2004
Go n-éirí an bóthar libh araon
Ar gach aon maidin fionn
Fearthainn bog ar bhur bpáirceanna méith
Lán d'arbhar órga ar tonn'
Ar bhur gcúl go deo go raibh an ghaoith
Teocht na ghréine ar bhur éadan é
'S go mbeidh sibh linn arís a cháird'
Go raibh sibh i ngrást Dé.

May the grains of sand upon the shore
Number all your days.
May the love of God in darkest times
Enlighten all your ways.
May the pipes forever be your soul
And the bodhran beat your heart.
And the jigs and reels your ups and downs
Till life's ceile you depart.

Ar líon ghráinne gainnimh ar an dtrá
Líon bhur laethe bheo
Go ráibh grá Dé libh trí dhubh an tsaol
Ghealadh Sé dhaoibh gach treo
Mar síor-phíobaí bhur n-anamacha
Mar búaladh bodhrán bhur gcroí
Is na poirt is ríl iomlán bhur gcas'
Gur ó chéilí saol ar Shlí.

May the rest of life be the best of life
And no one do you wrong.
May children's laughter be your music *
Their growing be your song. *
And when the time says you must part
As time will always do
May God go with you both my friends
And this blessing stay with you.

Go raibh fuíoll an tsaol mar bhárr an tsaol
Gan éagcóir ó aon neach
Gáir bhur bpáistí bheith mar cheól agaibh
A fás buan cheól ó Neamh.
Le teacht an t-am chun sibh-se imeacht
Le h-éileamh ama riamh go deo
Dia libh dís ag imeacht a cháird'
'S an beannacht seo libh fad beo.

* When sung at the wedding of an older couple substitute these lines for lines 3 and 4 in the last verse.
May good friends' laughter be your music
Their friendship be your song.
Gáir' bhur gcáirde bheith mar cheól agaibh
A gcáirdeas ceól ó Neamh.

Courtesy of Vivian & Jack. IrishPage.com August, 2004.
Many thanks to Frank Osborne of Kansas City, Missouri for the Irish version.
English lyrics written, and midi music composed and sequenced by Frank Lennon.
Visit his web page at http://www.socc.ie/~irishmidifiles/midifiles.htm
Replay midi background music: May the road rise


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