Irish Proverbs

Irish Proverbs for headsones

In Time of Sorrow:

May you see God’s light on the path ahead when the road you walk is dark. May you always hear, even in your hour of sorrow, the gentle singing of the lark. When times are hard may hardness never turn your hardness to stone. May you always remember when the shadows fall – You do not walk alone.

On Your way to God:

May the good earth be soft under you when you rest upon it and may it rest easy over you when at the last, you lay out under it, and may it rest so lightly over you that your soul may be out from under it quickly, and up, and off, and be on its way to God.

The Blessing of the Rain:

May the blessing of the rain be on you – the soft sweet rain. May it fall upon your spirit so that all the little flowers may spring up and shed their sweetness on the air. May the blessings of the great rains be on you, may they beat upon your spirit and wash it fair and clean, and leave there many a shining pool where the blue of the Heaven shines, or sometimes a star or two.

An Old Irish Blessing:

May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

May God Grant you always…

May God Grant you always… A Sunbeam to warm you, a moonbeam to charm you, And a sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you.

St. Patrick blessing:

May the Irish hills caress you, may her lakes and rivers bless you. May the luck of the Irish enfold you And may the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.

Sending Happiness to You:

May the good Saints protect you and bless you today, And may troubles ignore you each step of the way. May the brooks and trees and singing hills join in the chorus too, And every gentle wind that blows, send happiness to you.

Saint Patrick’s Breastplate:

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ within me, Christ below me, Christ above me, Christ on my right hand, Christ on my left hand, Christ in my sleeping, Christ in my walking, Christ in the heart of those who think of me, Christ in the mouth of all who speak of me, Christ in every eye that looks at me, Christ in every ear that listens to me, Salvation is of the Lord, Salvation is of the Christ, May Your salvation, O Lord, be ever with us.

Remembering You:

At the rising of the sun and its going down, we remember you. At the blowing of the wind and the chill of Winter, we remember you. At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of Spring, we remember you. At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, we remember you. At the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of Autumn, we remember you. At the beginning of the year and when it ends, we remember you. As long as we live, You too will live; for you are now a part of us, as we remember you, for now and forever, Amen.

Single Line Irish Blessings:

(1) May the light of Heaven shine on your grave.(2) May the smile of God light you to Glory.

Irish Proverbs and Irish Blessings fro headstones


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