Mo Ghrá-sa Mo Dhia (My Love, My God)

This is an Irish-language hymn about love. It was written by Irish Roman Catholic priest, song-writer and performer Liam Lawton (b 1959). It was included in his 1998 CD, The Sacred Story, which is about Blessed Edmund Rice.

Sheet music was published in Seinn Alleluia (which is still available for purchase).

The song is now in the repertoire of many Irish wedding and funeral singers - some are shown in the examples below.


Celtic cross and reputed site of "St Gordian's Kirk" (Chris Eilbeck) / CC BY-SA 2.0


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Examples

Sung unaccompanied as a responsorial psalm by a cantor / congregation:


Solo singer with piano backing:


Instrumental version, violin with piano backing


Lyrics

The lyrics are still copyright, so cannot be re-produced here in full. But they are available on this website.  a rough outline is:
Curfá:
Ailelú, ailelú
Ailelú mo Shlánaitheoir ...

1  Mo ghrá-sa, mo Dhia, mo ghárda, mo liaigh ...

2   Mo ghrá-sa go h-úird, naomhtha id chúirt ...

3  'S Tú mo Dhia, 's mé do ghiolla

Translated, the meaning is roughly:
Alleluia, my Saviour, you are my God, I am your servant 
My love, my God, my rock .. my King 
My love, holy in your court .. my strength

ABC Notation

X:1
T:Mo ghrása, mo Dhía
M:3/4
K:EDor
"Em"G4 EF|G4 GA|"G"B2 B3 B|"D"A4 B2|
"Em"e4 BA|"G"G3E F2|"Am"E6|"Bm"D4 EF||
"Em"G4 EF|G4 GA|"G"B2 B3 B|"D"A4 B2|
"Em"e4 BA|"C"G3E "D/B"F2|"Em"E6|E6|]


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Curfá (Chorus):
Ailelú, ailelú
Ailelú mo Shlánaitheoir
'S Tú mo Dhia, 's mé do ghiolla
Ailelú mo chroí go deo

Mo ghrá-sa, mo Dhia, mo ghárda, mo liaigh
Mo ghrá geal, mo Thiarna
Mo ghrá, mo Chríost, mo ghrá, mo chroí
Mo ghrá ar fad thú a Rí na glóire

Mo ghrá-sa go h-úird, naomhtha id chúirt
Mo ghrá-sa do chroí is do cló geal
Mo ghrá-sa do thread, is fada do shead
Mo ghrá, mo shoilse, mo neart, mo Rí

'S Tú mo Dhia, 's mé do ghiolla
Ailelú mo chroí go deo



Halleluia, halleluia
Halleluia, my Savior
You are my God, I am your servant,
Halleluia my heart forever.

My love, my God, my guardian, my rock
My fair love, my Lord
My love, my christ, my love, my heart
My love in full, You, my glorious King

My love __, holy in your court
My love, your heart and your fair appearance
My love, your flock, long is your path
My love, my light, my strength, my king

You are my God, I am your servant
Halleluia my heart forever

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