Video commentary:

ENYA – ATHAIR AR NEAMH – Irish Gaelic song with my images of Icelandic landscapes from around Reykjavik and south west ICELAND, taken by me in spring – early summer 2009. Song from “The Memory of Trees”, an album by Irish musician Enya, released in 1995.

LYRICS AND TRANSLATION:

Athair ar Neamh

Irish Gaelic
Athair ar Neamh
Father in Heaven
Athair ar Neamh, Dia linn
Athair ar Neamh, Dia liom
M’anam, mo chroí, mo ghlóir,
moladh duit, a Dhia.
Fada an lá, go sámh
Fada an oích’, gan ghruaim
Aoibhneas, áthas, grá,
moladh duit, a Dhia.
Móraim thú ó lá go lá.
Móraim thú ó oích’ go hóich’.
Athair ar Neamh, Dia linn
Athair ar Neamh, Dia liom
An ghealach, an ghrian, an ghaoth,
moladh duit, a Dhia.

Father in Heaven, God bless us [1]
Father in Heaven, God bless me
My soul, my heart, my glory,
praise to you, God.
Long is the peaceful day
Long is the night without gloom
Delight, joy, love,
praise to you, God.
I glorify you day after day.
I glorify you night after night.
Father in Heaven, God bless us
Father in Heaven, God bless me
The moon, the sun, the wind,
praise to you, God.

1) A literal translation of “Dia linn” is “God be with us”.

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