Celtic, Evening

A Celtic Evening Prayer

I place my soul and my body
In your safe refuge this night, O God,
In your safe refuge, O Jesus Christ,
In your safe refuge, O Spirit of Truth,
The Three who defend my cause,
And never turn the back upon me.

Father, kind and just,
Son, who overcame death,
Holy Spirit of power,
Keep me this night from harm,
The Three who would justify me
Keep me this night and always.


– Adapted from the Carmina Gedalica, a collection of Celtic prayers and hymns by Alexander Carmichael 1832–1912AD