Thanks to You ever, Gentle Christ,
That you have raised me freely from the black,
And from the darkness of last night,
To the kind light of this day.
Praise to You, O God of all creatures,
According to each life You have poured on me,
My desire, my word, my sense, my repute,
My thought, my deed, my way, my fame.
All are yours.
– Adapted from the Carmina Gedalica, a collection of Celtic prayers and hymns by Alexander Carmichael 1832–1912AD