Veteran’s Day

Helmsman: Blest be the boat.

Crew: God the Father bless her.

Helmsman: Blest be the boat.

Crew: God the Son bless her.

Helmsman: Blest be the boat.

Crew: God the Spirit bless her.

All: God the Father,
God the Son,
God the Spirit,
Bless the boat.

Helmsman: What can befall you
And God the Father with you?

Crew: No harm can befall us.

Helmsman: What can befall you
And God the Son with you?

Crew: No harm can befall us.

Helmsman: What can befall you
And God the Spirit with you?

Crew: No harm can befall us.

All: God the Father,
God the Son,
God the Spirit,
With us eternally.

Helmsman: What can cause you anxiety
And the God of the elements over you?

Crew: No anxiety can be ours.

Helmsman: What can cause you anxiety
And the King of the elements over you?

Crew: No anxiety can be ours.

Helmsman: What can cause you anxiety
And the Spirit of the elements over you?

All: The God of the elements,
The King of the elements,
The Spirit of the elements,
Close over us,
Ever eternally.

— Anonymous, translated by Alexander Carmichael of Lismore, f
rom Carmina Gadelica.

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A re-post from 2005

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