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Thread #673   Message #170964
Posted By: Áine
31-Jan-00 - 09:33 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Be Thou My Vision / Slane
Subject: Lyr Add: ROP TÚ MO BAILE (BE THOU MY VISION)
I received the following from Philippa this morning and she asked me to post it for her. Thank you so much Philippa!

-- Áine

The lyrics in Old Irish from CELT (Corpus of Electronic Texts) are:

Rop Tú Mo Baile (Be Thou My Vision)

Rop tú mo baile,
a Choimdiu cride:
ní ní nech aile
acht Rí secht nime.

Rop tú mo scrútain
i l-ló 's i n-aidche;
rop tú ad-chëar
im chotlud caidche.

Rop tú mo labra,
rop tú mo thuicsiu;
rop tussu dam-sa,
rob misse duit-siu.

Rop tussu m'athair,
rob mé do mac-su;
rop tussu lem-sa,
rob misse lat-su.

Rop tú mo chathscíath,
rop tú mo chlaideb;
rop tussu m'ordan,
rop tussu m'airer.

Rop tú mo dítiu,
rop tú mo daingen;
rop tú nom-thocba
i n-áentaid n-aingel.

Rop tú cech maithius
dom churp, dom anmain;
rop tú mo flaithius
i n-nim 's i talmain.

Rop tussu t' áenur
sainserc mo chride;
ní rop nech aile
acht Airdrí nime.

Co talla forum,
ré n-dul it láma,
mo chuit, mo chotlud,
ar méit do gráda.

Rop tussu t' áenur
m' urrann úais amra:
ní chuinngim daíne
ná maíne marba.

Rop amlaid dínsiur
cech sel, cech sáegul,
mar marb oc brénad,
ar t' fégad t' áenur.

Do serc im anmain,
do grád im chride,
tabair dam amlaid,
a Rí secht nime.

Tabair dam amlaid,
a Rí secht nime,
do serc im anmain,
do grád im chride.

Go Ríg na n-uile
rís íar m-búaid léire;
ro béo i flaith nime
i n-gile gréine

A Athair inmain,
cluinte mo núall-sa:
mithig (mo-núarán!)
lasin trúagán trúag-sa.

A Chríst mo chride,
cip ed dom-aire,
a Flaith na n-uile,
rop tú mo baile.

The lyrics in Modern Irish (Gaelic adaptation of 'Be Thou my Vision' by Hugh Brennan. English translation by Aodh ó Dugáin.)

Bí-Se I Mo Shúil

Bí-se i mo shúil
a Rí mhór na ndúil
Líon thusa mo bheatha
mo cheadfaí's mo stuaim

Bí thusa i m'aigne gach
oíches's gach lá
Im chodladh no im dhúiseacht líon
mé le do grá

Bí thusa mo threorú i
mbriathar is i mbeart
Fan thusa go deo
liom is coinnigh mé ceart

Glac curam mar
athair is eist le mo ghuí
Is tabhair domsa
áit conaí istigh i do chroí

Be my eyes,
O King of Creation
Fill my life with understanding
and patience

Will You be my mind every night
and every day
Sleeping or awake
fill me with Your love

Will You be my guidance
in my words and actions
Stay with me forever
and keep me on the right path

As my Father take care of me
and listen to my prayers
And give me a place
to live inside Your heart