A Baptism Blessing

CelticCapital13Great One who inhabits the heights
imprint your blessing always,
remember the child of my heart,
in name of the Father of peace,
when the messenger of the King
on him puts the water of meaning,
grant him the blessing of the Three
who fill the heights.
The blessing of the Three
who fill the heights.

Sprinkle down on him your grace,
give him virtue and growth,
give him strength and guidance,
give him flocks and possessions,
sense and reason void of guile,
angel wisdom in his day,
and he will stand clothed in Christ
in your presence.
He will stand clothed in Christ
in your presence.

Source: Unknown, Carmina Gadelica, Hymns and Incantations…, Vol. I, p. 115. English translation modified.

Graphic is from Carmina Gadelica, Hymns and Incantations…, Vol. I, p. 114

He will stand clothed in Christ” in the original is “that he may stand without reproach.”

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pastorstratman

Lutheran pastor serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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