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Blessing of the Struan

Each meal beneath my roof
They will all be mixed together,
In name of God the Son,
Who gave them growth.

Milk, and eggs, and butter,
The good produce of our own flock,
There shall be no dearth in our land,
Nor in our dwelling.

In name of Michael of my love,
Who bequeathed to us the power,
With the blessing of the Lamb,
And of His Mother.

Humble us at thy footstool,
Be thine own sanctuary around us,
Ward from us spectre, sprite, oppression,
And preserve us.

Fide et amore
By faith and love


Gach min tha fo m' chleibh
Theid am measgadh le cheil,
An ainm Mhic De,
Thug fas daibh.

Bainn is uibheann is im,
Sochair mhath ar cuid fhin,
Cha bhi gainne 'n ar tir,
No 'n ar fardaich.

An ainm Mhicheil mo luaidh,
Dh' fhag againn a bhuaidh,
Le beannachd an Uain,
'S a Mhathar.

Umhlaich sinn aig do stol,
Biodh do chumraig fein oirnn,
Cum uainn fuath, fath, foirn,
Agus gleidh sinn.

Collected in the Highlands of Scotland and

Translated by Alexander Carmichael from the Gaelic

'Feuch air fear coimhead Israil
       Cadal chan aom no suain.'

   (The Shepherd that keeps Israel
     He slumbers not nor sleeps.)

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