25th December

Born For Us

Mary gave birth to her first son … and laid him in a manger – there was no room for them to stay in the inn. Luke 2: 7

The night the star shone
Was born the Shepherd of our flock
Of the Virgin of the hundred charms
The Mother Mary

The Trinity eternal by her side
In the manger cold and lowly.
Come and give tithes of your means
To the Healing Man
The foam-white breastling beloved
Without one home in the world
The tender holy Babe driven forth
Immanuel!

The three angels of power
Come you, come you down
To the Christ of the people
Give salutation.

Kiss his hands
Dry his feet
With the hair of your heads
And O! You world-pervading God
And you, Jesus, Michael, Mary
Do not forsake us.
Carmina Gadelica

Your gift to us this day is more than we could ask or think – your very life.
This day may my gift to you be nothing less than my very life.

Hail King! hail King! blessed is he! blessed is He!
Hail King! hail King! blessed is he! blessed is He!
Hail King! hail King! blessed is He
the King of whom we sing
All hail! let there be joy!
Carmina Gadelica

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