Be, O Jesus, in My Heart

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Bí, A Íosa, Im Chroí-Se

 

Be, o Jesus, in my heart, And each hour, be recalled.
Be, o Jesus, in my heart, For repentance when I fall.
Be, o Jesus, in my heart, Be my companion constantly;
So, o Jesus, faithful God, Oh never, never part from me.

Without Jesus, all my thoughts Are unpleasant ones for me.
Without Jesus, all I write Dies in my mouth silently.
Without Jesus, all I do Does nothing good in life, I find.
So, o Jesus, faithful God, Go both before me and behind.

He is Jesus, my dear King, My beloved and my friend.
He is Jesus, my defense; Sin and death -- He makes them end.
He is Jesus, my delight, Mirror to show me my true face.
So, o Jesus, faithful God, Oh never leave me; I need grace.

Be, o Jesus, evermore In my mouth and in my heart.
Be, o Jesus, evermore Also in my mind and thought.
Be, o Jesus, evermore In all I learn and all I'm shown.
So, o Jesus, faithful God, Oh do not leave me here alone.

Bí, a Íosa, im' chroídh-se i gcuimhne gach uair,
Bí, a Íosa, im' chroídh-se le h-aithrighe go luath,
Bí, a Íosa, im' chroídh-se le cumann go buan,
ó, a Íosa, 'Dhé dhílis, ná sgar, Thusa, uaim. 

Gan Íosa mo smuainte ní thaithnigheann liom féin,
Gan Íosa mo sgríbhinn, no foghar mo bhéil;
Gan Íosa mo ghníomha ní maith in san tsaoghal,
ó, a Íosa, 'Dhé dhílis, bí romham is am dhéidh.

'Sé Íosa mo Rí-se, mo Chara is mo ghrádh;
'Sé Íosa mo dhídean ar pheacaidh is ar bhás,
'Sé Íosa mo aoibhneas, mo sgáthán do ghnáth,
A's, a Íosa, 'Dhé dhilis, ná sgar uaim go bráth.

Bí, a Íosa, go síorraídhe im' chroídh-se is im' bhéal,
Bí, a Íosa, go síorraídhe im' thuigse mar an gcéadn',
Bí, a Íosa, go síorraídhe im' mheabhair mar léigheann,
ó, a Íosa, 'Dhé dhílis, ná fág mé liom féin.

THE SONG OF LIGHT

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I lie with the King of Creation

May he lie with me.

His two hands beneath my head

As I lie and rise again

As I lie and rise again.

The three youngest, and three eldest

The sun, the wind and the noble moon

The strongest triad in the light of the universe

Guiding us, guiding us through this life

Guiding us, guiding us through this life.

 

As a shield before me, and a shield behind me,

A shield to my right, and a shield to my left

A shield above me and a shield beneath,

In the care and keeping of the King of Creation

In the care and keeping of the King of Creation

 

I rise with the King of Creation

May he rise with me.

His two hands beneath my head

As I lie and rise again As I lie and rise again.

 

(c. P. Ní Uallacháin)

'An tAmhrán Geal ' (The Song of Light) inspired by an ancient Irish invocation. Written and composed by singer Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin.

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