Celtic Invocation

words from the literary executors of Canon J Fennelly. Words of verse 4 & music (c) Noel Donnelly


Gu robh Criosda dluth rium air gach taobh
Criosda bhith romham is air mo chul
Criosda bhith rium gach ait’ dhan teid mi
Criosda mun cuairt’ agus shuas agus shios.

Criosd’, mo shlighe is mo bheatha
Criosd’ mo lanntair oidhch’ is la
Criosd’ bi dhomh ‘nad charaid fior
Stiuir is ciobair gus mo chrioch.

Christ be near at either hand.

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Christ behind, before me stand.
Christ with me where’er I go.
Christ around, above, below.

Christ be in my heart and mind.
Christ within my soul enshrined,
Christ control my wayward heart.
Christ abide and ne’er depart.

Christ my life and only way.
Christ my lantern night and day.
Christ be my unchanging friend.
Guide and shepherd to the end.

Praise the Father, source of all love!
Praise the Son, who reigns above!
Praise Holy Spirit, comfort in need!
Praise on our lips, in our hearts and our deeds!