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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The voice of thunder

O God of the elements,
O God of the mysteries,
O God of the fountains,
O King of kings!
O King of kings!

Thy joy the joy,
Thy light the light,
Thy war the war,
Thy peace the peace,
Thy peace the peace.

Thy pain the pain,
Thy love the love,
That lasts for aye,
To the end of ends,
To the end of ends.

Thou pourest Thy grace
On those in distress,
On those in straits,
Without stop or stint,
Without stop or stint.

Thou Son of Mary of the Pasch,
Thou Son of Mary of the death,
Thou Son of Mary of the grace,
Who was and shalt be
With ebb and with flow;
Who wast and shalt be
With ebb and with flow!

--from the Carmina Gadelica


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