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The Deer’s Cry


I arise today
through strength in the sky:
light of sun
Moon’s reflection
dazzle of fire
speed of lightning
wild wind
deep sea
firm earth
hard rock.

I arise today
with God’s strength to pilot me:
God’s might to uphold me
God’s wisdom to guide me
God’s eye to look ahead for me
God’s ear to hear for me
God’s word to speak for me
God’s hand to defend me
God’s way to lie before me
God’s shield to protect me
God’s host to safeguard me.
(Translated by John Skinner)

from The Confession of St. Patrick


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