A rí rind...

A rí rind,
cid dub mo thech nó cid find,
nocho n-íadfaither fri nech
nár’ íada Críst a thech frimm.

(O * king * of stars /
though * dark * my * house * or * though * bright /
not * it will be closed * against * anyone /
that not * may close * Christ * his * house * against me)

O King of stars!
Though my house be dark or bright,
it shall not be closed to anyone
so that Christ may not close his house to me.

A verse from the Lebar Brecc, quoted by Kuno Meyer in “A Primar of Early Irish Metrics”.

Topics: Verse Religious