Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Celtic Prayer

It is Thou
who givest the bright sun,
together with the ice;
It is Thou
who createdst the rivers
and the salmon in the river.
That the nut-tree should be flowering,
O Christ,
it is a rare craft;
through Thy skill too
comes the kernel,
Thou fair ear of our wheat.
Though the children of Eve
ill deserve
the bird-flocks and the salmon,
it was
the Immortal One on the cross
who made
both the salmon and the birds.

It is He
who makes
the flower of the sloe grow through the bark of the blackthorm,
and the nut-flower on the trees;
beside this,
what miracle is greater?