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Grace of Love be Yours

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Grace of love be yours,
Grace of floor be yours,
Grace of castle be yours,
Grace of court be yours,
Grace and pride of homeland be yours.

The guard of the God of life be yours,
The guard of the loving Christ be yours,
The guard of the Holy Spirit be yours,

To cherish you,
To aid you,
To enfold you.

The Three be about your head,
The Three be about your breast,
The Three be about your body
Each night and each day,
In the encompassment of the Three
Throughout your life long.

Ancient Celtic prayer collected by Alexander Carmichael (1832-1912), published in Carmina Gadelica (Edinburgh: Floris Books, 1992). These are prayers, hymns, and incantations collected in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland in the 19th century.

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