A Íosa Coimeád na Caoire

The origin of this Irish-language hymn, loosely based on the start of the 23rd Psalm, is unknown.



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Examples

Tenor, with harp accompaniment:



Female soloist with harp


Small group with guitar accompaniment (poor sound quality)


Lyrics

A Íosa, a Íosa, coimeád na caoire
ar na gleannta míne agus ar na móinéir chaoine.
Ní tinneas chun báis ach tinneas chun sláinte
a bheith tinn le grá duit, a Rí na páirte.

Translation (unverified)

Jesus, Jesus, guard Thy sheep
in gentle valleys, meadows mild.
Not sick to death but sick to life
sick with Thy love, O cherished King.

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