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IRISH BLESSING: B33

May you always have
walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain,
tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you,
those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.
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IRISH BLESSING: B34

May St. Patrick guard you
wherever you go,
and guide you in whatever you do--
and may his loving protection
be a blessing to you always.
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IRISH BLESSING: B35

May you have love that never ends,
lots of money, and lots of friends.
Health be yours, whatever you do,
and may God send
many blessings to you!
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IRISH BLESSING: B36

May the sun shine,
all day long,
everything go right,
and nothing wrong.
May those you love
bring love back to you,
and may all the wishes
you wish come true!
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IRISH BLESSING: B37

May your feet never sweat,
your neighbor give you ne’re a treat.
When flowers bloom,
I hope you’ll not sneeze,
and may you always
have someone to squeeze!
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IRISH BLESSING: B38

I-rish you a very nice place to live,
I-rish God’s greatest gifts he’ll give.
I-rish you health, and wealth, and more--
I-rish your smilin’ face were at my door!
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IRISH BLESSING: B39

May you have a world
of wishes at your command.
God and his angels close to hand.
Friends and family their love impart,
and Irish blessings in your heart!
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IRISH BLESSING: B40

May you alway walk in sunshine.
May you never want for more.
May Irish angels rest their
wings right beside your door.
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IRISH BLESSING: B41

May God grant you many years to live,
For sure he must be knowing.
The earth has angels all too few.
And heaven is overflowing.
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IRISH BLESSING: B42

May you have the hindsight
to know where you’ve been,
the foresight to know where you’re going
and the insight to know
when you’re going too far.
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IRISH BLESSING: B43

May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel,
so nothing can harm you.
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IRISH BLESSING: B44

May you have
warm words on a cold evening,
a full moon on a dark night,
and the road downhill all the way to your door.
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IRISH BLESSING: B45

May your pockets be heavy
and your heart be light.
May good luck pursue you
each morning and night.
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IRISH BLESSING: B46

For each petal on the shamrock.
This brings a wish your way
good health, good luck, and happiness
for today and every day.
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IRISH BLESSING: B47

May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.
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IRISH BLESSING: B48

May peace and plenty be the first,
To lift the latch to your door.
And happiness be guided to your home,
By the candle of Christmas.
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IRISH BLESSING: B49

May the embers from the
open hearth warm your hands,
May the sun’s rays from the
Irish sky warm your face,
May the children’s bright
smiles warm your heart,
May the everlasting love
I give you warm your soul.
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IRISH BLESSING: B50

May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
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IRISH BLESSING: B51

May your thoughts be
as glad as the shamrocks,
May your heart be
as light as a song,
May each day bring
you bright, happy hours,
That stay with you
all the year long.
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IRISH BLESSING: B52

Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter.
Lullabies, dreams and love ever after.
A thousand welcomes when anyone comes...
That’s the Irish for You!
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IRISH BLESSING: B53

May the good saints protect you,
And bless you today.
And may troubles ignore you,
Each step of the way.
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IRISH BLESSING: B54

May joy and peace surround you,
Contentment latch your door,
And happiness be with you now,
And bless you evermore.
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IRISH BLESSING: B55

May the saint protect ye-
An’ sorrow neglect ye,
An’ bad luck to the one
That doesn’t respect ye
t’ all that belong to ye,
An long life t’ yer honor-
That’s the end of my song t’ ye!
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IRISH BLESSING: B56

May good luck be your
friend in whatever you do.
And may trouble
be always a stranger to you.
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IRISH BLESSING: B57

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow.
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
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IRISH BLESSING: B58

These things, I warmly wish for you-
Someone to love, some work to do,
A bit of o’ sun, a bit o’ cheer.
And a guardian angel always near.
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IRISH BLESSING: B59

Whenever there is happiness
Hope you’ll be there too,
Wherever there are friendly smiles
Hope they’ll smile on you,
Whenever there is sunshine,
Hope it shine especially for you
to make each dayfor you
as bright as it can be.
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IRISH BLESSING: B60

May your troubles be less,
And your blessing be more.
And nothing but happiness,
Come through your door.
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IRISH BLESSING: B61

May brooks and trees and singing hills
Join in the chorus too,
And every gentle wind that blows
Send happiness to you.
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IRISH BLESSING: B62

Lucky stars above you,
Sunshine on your way,
Many friends to love you,
Joy in work and play-
Laughter to outweigh each care,
In your heart a song-
And gladness waiting everywhere
All your whole life long!
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IRISH BLESSING: B63

When the first light of sun-Bless you.
When the long day is done-Bless you.
In your smiles and your tears-Bless you.
Through each day of your years-Bless you.
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IRISH BLESSING: B64

May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow.
May the soft winds freshen your spirit.
May the sunshine brighten your heart
May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you.
And may God enfold you in the mantle of His love.
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IRISH BLESSING: B65

He who loses money, loses much;
He who loses a friend, loses more;
He who loses faith, loses all.
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IRISH BLESSING: B66

May you enjoy the four greatest blessings:
Honest work to occupy you.
A hearty appetite to sustain you.
A good woman to love you.
And a wink from the God above.
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IRISH BLESSING: B67

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun.
And find your shoulder to light on.
To bring you luck, happiness and riches.
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
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IRISH BLESSING: B68

May you live a long life
Full of gladness and health,
With a pocket full of gold
As the least of you wealth.
May the dreams you hold dearest,
Be those which come true,
The kindness you spread,
Keep returning to you.
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IRISH BLESSING: B69

May the friendships you make,
Be those which endure,
And all of your grey clouds
Be small ones for sure.
And trusting in Him
To whom we all pray,
May a song fill your heart,
Every step of the way.
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IRISH BLESSING: B70

May God be with you and bless you.
May you see your children’s children.
May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness.
From this day forward.
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IRISH BLESSING: B1

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in
the hollow of His hand.
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IRISH BLESSING: B2

Walls for the wind,
and a roof for the rain,
and drinks beside the fire -
laughter to cheer you and
those you love near you,
and all that your
heart may desire!
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IRISH BLESSING: B3

May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of
Saint Patrick behold you.
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IRISH BLESSING: B4

May your pockets be heavy
and your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you
each morning and night.
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IRISH BLESSING: B5

May God be with you and bless you,
May you see your children’s children,
May you be poor in misfortune,
rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but
happiness from this day forward.
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IRISH BLESSING: B6

May you live as
long as you want,
And never want as
long as you live.
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IRISH BLESSING: B7

May your neighbors respect you,
Trouble neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And heaven accept you.
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IRISH BLESSING: B8

May the saddest day of
your future be no worse
than the happiest day
of your past.
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IRISH BLESSING: B9

May the roof above
us never fall in.
And may the friends gathered
below it never fall out.
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IRISH BLESSING: B10

May you have warm
words on a cold evening,
a full moon on a dark night,
And the road downhill
all the way to your door.
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IRISH BLESSING: B11

May there be a
generation of children
On the children
of your children.
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IRISH BLESSING: B12

May you always have work
for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold
always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright
on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain
to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend
always be near you.
And may God fill your heart
with gladness to cheer you.
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IRISH BLESSING: B13

Always remember to forget
The things that made you sad.
But never forget to remember
The things that made you glad.

Always remember to forget
The friends that proved untrue.
But never forget to remember
Those that have stuck by you.

Always remember to forget
The troubles that passed away.
But never forget to remember
The blessings that come each day.
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IRISH BLESSING: B14

May the blessings of light be upon you,
Light without and light within.
And in all your comings and goings,
May you ever have a kindly greeting
From them you meet on the road.
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IRISH BLESSING: B15

May you live long,
Die happy,
And rate a mansion in heaven.
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IRISH BLESSING: B16

May the hand of a friend
always be near you,
And may God fill your heart

with gladness to cheer you.
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IRISH BLESSING: B17

May your heart be warm and happy
With the lilt of Irish laughter
Every day in every way
And forever and ever after.
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IRISH BLESSING: B18

May brooks and trees and singing hills
Join in the chorus too.
And every gentle wind that blows
Send happiness to you.
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IRISH BLESSING: B19

May the joys of today
Be those of tomorrow.
The goblets of life
Hold no dregs of sorrow.
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IRISH BLESSING: B20

May your neighbors respect you,
Trouble neglect you,
The angels protect you
And heaven accept you.
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IRISH BLESSING: B21

Here’s to beefsteak when you’re hungry,
Whiskey when you’re dry,
All the women you’ll ever want,
And heaven when you die.
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IRISH BLESSING: B22

Death leaves a heartache
no one can heal;
Love leaves a memory no
one can steal.
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IRISH BLESSING: B23

Until we meet again,
may God Hold you
in the palm of his hand.
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IRISH BLESSING: B24

I danced in the morning
when the world was begun,
And I danced in the moon
and the stars and the sun,
And I came down from heaven
and I danced on the earth,
At Bethlehem I had my birth.

(Refrain:)Dance then, wherever you may be,
I am the Lord of the Dance said he,
And I’ll lead you all wherever you may be,
And I’ll lead you all in the Dance said he.
I danced on a Friday when the sky turned black.
It’s hard to dance with the devil on your back.
They buried my body and they thought I’d gone,
But I am the dance and I still go on.
(Refrain:)They cut me down and I leap up high.
I am the life that’ll never die.
I’ll live in you if you’ll live in me.
I am the Lord of the Dance, said he.
From “Lord of the Dance” (Irish folksong)
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IRISH BLESSING: B25

A Wish for a Friend
Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!
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IRISH BLESSING: B26

May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.
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IRISH BLESSING: B27

Remembered Joy
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free!
I follow the plan God laid for me.
I saw His face, I heard His call,
I took His hand and left it all...
I could not stay another day,
To love, to laugh, to work or play;
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
And if my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss...
Ah yes, these things I, too, shall miss.
My life’s been full, I’ve savoured much:
Good times, good friends, a loved-one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief—
Don’t shorten yours with undue grief.
Be not burdened with tears of sorrow,
Enjoy the sunshine of the morrow.
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IRISH BLESSING: B28

An Old Celtic Blessing
May the blessing of light be on you—
light without and light within.
May the blessed sunlight shine on you
and warm your heart
till it glows like a great peat fire.
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IRISH BLESSING: B29

In Time of Sorrow...
May you see God’s light on the path ahead
When the road you walk is 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.
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IRISH BLESSING: B30

From Saint Patrick’s Breastplate
Christ be with me
Christ before me
Christ behind me
Christ in me
Christ beneath me
Christ above me
Christ on my right
Christ on my left
Christ where I lie
Christ where I sit
Christ where I arise
Christ in the heart of every man
who thinks of me
Christ in the mouth of every man
who speaks of me
Christ in every eye that sees me
Christ in every ear that hears me
Salvation is of the Lord.
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IRISH BLESSING: B31

Said in the morning when rising...
Christ be with me,
be after me,
be before me,
and be at my right and left hand.
May everything I do be for Christ.
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IRISH BLESSING: B32

An Old Irish Blessing
May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!
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