Thanks to Thee ever, O gentle Christ,
That Thou hast raised me freely from the black
And from the darkness of last night
To the kindly light of this day.
Praise unto Thee, O God of all creatures,
According to each life Thou hast poured on me,
My desire my word, my sense, me repute,
My thought, my deed, my way, my fame.
Carmina Gadelica, Hymns and Incantations, Collected in the Highlands and Island of Scotlad. By Alexander Carmichael