for SATB Chorus & Piano
Traditional Irish Blessing
Published by Elaine Hagenberg Music.
Available for purchase and distributed by Beckenhorst Press
This ethereal setting of a traditional Irish blessing is scored for SATB divisi voices and piano with deft strokes of Celtic styling and a melody that weaves throughout the vocal texture. Gradually building in intensity, it transitions into the final stanza with a burst of light, aided by the key change, then slowly draws to a quiet close. Perfect for almost any occasion, but particularly comforting during a season of uncertainty or grief.
May you see God’s light on the path ahead
when the road you walk it dark.
May you always hear even in your hour of sorrow
the gentle singing of the lark.
When times are hard
May hardness never turn your heart to stone.
may you always remember when the shadows fall
You do not walk alone.