Hymn to St Michael from the Carmina Gadelica

From the Carmina Gadelica. Via Jacob’s Teeth.

Thou Michael the victorious,
May I travel under thy shield,
Thou Michael of the white steed,
Of the bright and shining steel,
O, Conqueror of the dragon,
Be thou at my back,
Thou ranger of the heavens,
King’s warrior, demon’s bane.

O Michael the victorious,
My pride and my guide,
O Michael the victorious,
The pride of mine eye.

I travel this an all days,
With Michael as my guide,
On the hill or in the meadow,
Always at his side;
Though I should cross the ocean
The whole of the world
No harm can ever befall me
‘Neath the shelter of thy shield;

O Michael the victorious,
Jewel of my heart,
O Michael the victorious,
God’s shepherd thou art.

Be the Sacred Three of Glory
At peace with me,
With my wife and with my children,
With flocks and my land.
With the crops growing in the field
Or ripe in the sheaf,
On the machair, on the moor,
In cole, in heap, or stack.

To the Sacred Three of Glory,
Belong everything,
And to Their servant, Michael,
The victorious.

Author: Father Silouan Thompson

Share This Post On


  1. ARGH!!! It comes from MEEEEE! I posted it THREE YEARS AGO!!! Sure, I didn’t write it, but I did do the font and bolding … and even though I don’t give credit when I steal things for my blog, I sure as heck want credit when people bogart from mine!

    Just kidding.

    Post a Reply
  2. Blame Cainnech at Jacob’s Teeth :-)

    He’s the one said it was from my blog. I figured he must be posting from the future, after I shall have posted it. So to avoid changing history, I had to post it here. Sacred duty and all that.

    Post a Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *