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Críost ar gach taobh díom - Christ be beside me

Mountains of Mourne
The Mountains of Mourne, some of the highest peaks in the Country

While Holy Communion is being distributed this piece written by St. Patrick himself may be sung.

Críost ar gach taobh díom; Críost amach romham;
Críost taobh thiar díom; Mo dhídean sa ghá
Críost I mo chroí istigh, Críost fúm is tharam;
Críost do mo thacu, mo neart os cionn cách.

Críost ar mo dheasláimh, Críost ar mo chlé dom;
Críost I mo thimpeall, mo sciath is mo scáth.
Críost I mo luí dom, Críost I mo shuí dom,
Críost liom ar m'éirí, á adhradh gach lá.

Críost I ngach éinne a mbímse 'na intinn;
Críost I ngach béal bhíonn ag labhairt liom nó fúm.
Críost isna súile dhearcann im' éadan;
Críost isna cluasa a éisteann lem'rún.

Christ be beside me, Christ be before me,
Christ be behind me, King of my heart.
Christ be within me, Christ be below me,
Christ be above me, never to part.

Christ on my right hand, Christ on my left hand,
Christ all around me, shield in the strife.
Christ in my sleeping, Christ in my sitting,
Christ in my rising, light of my heart. Christ be in all hearts thinking about me,
Christ be on all tongues telling of me.
Christ be the vision in eyes that see me,
In ears that hear me Christ ever be.

James Quinn's adaptation from St. Patrick's Breastplate, 4th cent.
Courtesy of Vivian and Jack Hennessey, IrishPage.com April 2005.


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