A Celtic Blessing on Ash Eve

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

While in the midst of scrambling for pancakes or King’s Cake or making Mardi Gras, here is a bit of blessing to ponder from our Celtic forebearers.

We shall have mead,
We shall have wine,
We shall have feast.
We shall have sweetness and milk,
Honey and milk,
Wholesome ambrosia,
Abundance of that,
Abundance of that.

We shall have harp,
We shall have lute,
We shall have horn.
We shall have sweet psaltery
Of the melodious strings
And the regal lyre,
Of the songs we shall have,
Of the songs we shall have.

And the King of kings,
And Jesus Christ,
And the Spirit of peace
And of grace be with us,
Of grace be with us.

Good all, may you be well this night and on the morrow a lenten journey trod.

Grace and peace,