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Hebridean Invocation

Hebridean Invocation

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This is an affirmation, a prayer, a call for strength, for the help of the 6th century Christian Saint Columba, a missionary monk who reintroduced Christianity to Scotland establishing a mission on the island of Iona and reported to have visited Skye. His eloquence made him a diplomat among the tribes of Celts. It calls for strength to give a speech perhaps, to convince, persuade, to reason.
Taken from 'Prayer for Victory' in Carmina Gadelica, a collection of hebridean poems, hymns and incantations. The full text is can be found here.
The start of the text is indicated by the enhanced 't' in the middle left.

'The tongue of Columba in my head,
The eloquence of Columba in my speech;
The composure of the Victorious Son of grace
Be mine in presence of the multitude.'

 
Hebridean Invocation

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