Jesus, the Encompasser

CelticCapital16Jesu! Only-begotten Son and Lamb of God the Father,
You gave the wine-blood of your body to buy me from the grave.
My Christ! my Christ! my shield, my encircler,
each day, each night, each light, each dark;
My Christ! my Christ! my shield, my encircler,
Each day, each night, each light, each dark.

Be near me, uphold me, my treasure, my triumph,

In my lying, in my standing, in my watching, in my sleeping.

Jesu, Son of Mary! my helper, my encircler,
Jesu, Son of David! my strength everlasting;
Jesu, Son of Mary! my helper, my encircler,
Jesu, Son of David! my strength everlasting.

Source: Alexander MacDonald, crofter, Borve, Barra in Carmina Gadelica, Hymns and Incantations…, Vol. III,p. 77. English translation modified.

Graphic is from Carmina Gadelica, Hymns and Incantations…, Vol. III, p.76

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pastorstratman

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

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