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Irish Blessings

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01/03/03

 

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From an Old Gaelic Prayer

May the blessing of light be upon you,

Light without and light within . . . 

And in all your comings and goings,

May you ever have a kindly greeting 

From them you meet along the road.


~ From the Breastplate of St. Patrick ~

God's might to direct me

God's power to protect me

God's wisdom for learning

God's eye for discerning

God's ear for my hearing

God's word for my clearing

God's hand for my cover

God's path to pass over

God's buckler to guide me

God's army to ward me.


The Blessing of Light

May the blessing of light be on you,

light without and light within.

May the blessed sunlight shine on you and

warm your heart till it glows like a great

peat fire, so that the stranger may

come and warm himself at it,

and also a friend.


May your blessings be many

The sun shine above you,

Your life bring you gladness-- 

And always . . . God love you!


May the love and protection 

Saint Patrick can give

Be yours in abundance

As long as you live.


An Irish Prayer

You've blessed me with friends and laughter and fun.

With rain that's as soft as the light from the sun--

You've blessed me with stars to brighten each night.

You've given me help to know wrong from right--

You've given me so much, 

Please, Lord, give me too,

A heart that is always grateful to you.


With the first light of sun-- bless you.

When the long day is done-- bless you.

In your smiles and your tears-- bless you.

Through each day of your years-- bless you.


Lucky stars above you, 

Sunshine on your way,

Many Friends to love you,

Joy in work and play--

Laughter to outweigh each care,

In your heart a song--

And gladness waiting everywhere

All your whole life long!


An Old Irish Greeting

These things I warmly wish for you--

Someone to love,

Some work to do,

A bit o' sun

A bit o' cheer

And a guardian angel

Always near.


May joy and peace surround you,

Contentment latch your door,

And happiness be with you now

And bless you evermore.


May the good saints protect you 

And bless you today

And may trouble ignore you

Each step of the way.


From visitor Barbara...

May you have the hindsight to know where you have been.

And the foresight to know where you are going.

And the insight to know when you have gone too far.


 

An Irish Blessing

Always remember to forget

The things that made you sad.

But never forget to remember

The things that made you glad.

Always remember to forget

The friends that proved untrue.

But don't forget to remember

Those who have stuck by you.

Always remember to forget

The troubles that came your way.

But never forget to remember

The blessings that come each day.

 


 

May there always be work for your hands to do

May your purse always hold a coin or two.

May the sun always shine on your windowpane.

May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.

May the hand of a friend always be near you.

May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.


 

MAY THE ROAD RISE TO MEET YOU,

MAY THE WIND BE ALWAYS AT YOUR BACK

MAY THE SUN SHINE UPON YOUR FACE

THE RAINS FALL SOFT UPON YOUR FIELDS

AND, UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN,

MAY GOD HOLD YOU IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND


May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.



May the leprechauns be near you,
To spread luck along your way.
And may all the Irish angels,
Smile upon you St. Patrick’s Day.


Birthday blessing

To all the days here and after
May they be filled with fond memories, happiness, and laughter

May your health be like the capital of Ireland--
Always Dublin!


 

AN OLD IRISH WEDDING BLESSING

MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AND BLESS YOU

MAY YOU SEE YOUR CHILDREN'S CHILDREN

MAY YOU BE POOR IN MISFORTUNE, RICH IN BLESSINGS

MAY YOU KNOW NOTHING BUT HAPPINESS

FROM THIS DAY FORWARD


 

May god grant you many years to live,

For sure he must be knowing

The earth has angels all too few

And heaven is overflowing.

 


May God grant you always...

A sunbeam to warm you,

A moonbeam to charm you,

A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you.


 

May your neighbors respect you,

Trouble neglect you,

The angels protect you,

And heaven accept you.


 

 

An Irishman's Philosophy

There are only two things to worry about:
Either you are well or you are sick.
If you are well, then there is nothing to worry about.

But if you are sick, there are two things to worry about:
Either you will get well or you will die.
If you get well, then there is nothing to worry about.

But if you die, there are two things to worry about:
Either you will go to heaven or you will go to hell.
If you go to heaven, then you have nothing to worry about.

But if you go to hell, you'll be so damn busy shaking hands
with all your friends, then you won't have time to worry!

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