Ag Críost an Síol

The lyrics of this Irish (Gaelic) language hymn are attributed to Irish-native Roman Catholic priest and language scholar Michael Sheehan / Micheál Ó Síocháin (1870–1945).

The tune was composed by Seán O Ríada, and the work is included in the first O'Riada mass, Ceol an Aifrinn, written in 1968.


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Examples

Solo singer, self accompanied on piano:


Three tenors with light orchestral accompaniment:


Singer with keyboard, folk-concert performance


Lyrics

as Gaeilge

Ag Críost an síol,
Ag Críost an fómhar:
In iothlann Dé
Go dtugtar sinn.
Ag Críost an mhuir,
Ag Críost an t-iasc:
I líontaibh Dé
Go gcastar sinn.

Ó fhás go haois
Is ó aois go bás,
Do dhá lámh', a Chríost,
Anall tharainn.
O bhás go críoc nach
Críoc ac athfhás,
I bParthas na ngrás go rabhaimid.

English translation:

The seed is Christ's,
The harvest is Christ's:
Into God's barn
May we be gathered.
The sea is Christ's,
The fish is Christ's:
In God's nets
May we be caught.

From birth to adulthood
And from adulthood to death,
May your two hands, O Christ,
Be drawn over us.
From birth to the end
Not an end but rebirth.
In the paradise of grace
may we be.

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2 comments:

  1. I'm looking for the guitar chords for "Ag Críost an Síol"

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  2. Ag Críost an síol, Ag Críost an fómhar,
    In iothlainn Dé, Go dtugtar sinn.
    Ag Críost an mhuir, Ag Críost an t-iasc,
    I línte Dé, Go gcastar sinn.

    Ó fhás go haois, Is ó aois go bás,
    Do dhá láimh, a Chríost, Anall tharainn.
    Ó bhás go críoch, Ní críoch ach athfhás,
    I bParthas na ngrás go rabhaimid.

    ***Just a few corrections but good job.***

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