Irish Blessing

Irish Blessing features  straightforward rhythm and close harmonies of this a cappella setting of a traditional text is a favorite with conductors and choirs alike. Whether chosen for its moving text, its educational value or soaring optional descant, this piece is wonderful choice for both liturgical and concert settings.

The comforting refrain “Until We Meet Again.” unfolds to reveal a rich (and accessible) harmonic palette that allows choirs to work on tuning chords. The optional descant is a wonderful way to showcase a soloist or small group.

Until we meet again . . .
May the roads rise up to meet you,
May the winds be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields.

Until we meet again . . .
And until we meet again,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

You many also enjoy Gaelic Blessing.

Deep peace to you,
Deep peace of the running wave to you,
Deep peace of the flowing air to you,
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you,
Deep peace of the running wave to you.

In the name of the Three who are One
By the will of the King of All.

Deep peace of the running wave to you,
Deep peace of the flowing air to you,
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you,
Deep peace of the running wave to you.

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