These We Gift to You

We bathe your palms

In the showers of wine,

In the crook of the kindling,

In the seven elements,

In the sap of the tree,

In the milk of honey,

We place nine pure, choice gifts

In your clear beloved face:

The gift of form,

The gift of voice,

The gift of fortune,

The gift of goodness,

The gift of eminence,

The gift of charity,

The gift of integrity,

The gift of true nobility,

The gift of apt speech.

  • Traditional Gaelic