An Irish Welcome

Céad Míle Fáilte friend and rover ...
Wherever you come from and whosoever you may be.
That's an Irish greeting and it means

you are welcome
a thousand times over.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas hymn, 8th century

Come, Sun and Saviour,
   to embrace Our gloomy world,
   its weiry race,
As groom to bride, as bride to groom:
The wedding chamber, Mary's womb.

At your great Name, O Jesus, now
All knees must be bent,
   all hearts must bow;
All things on earth with one accord,
Like those in heaven,
   shall call you Lord.

Come in your holy might,
   we pray,
Redeem us for eternal day;
Defend us while we dwell below,
From all assults of our dreaded foe.