CELT document G400018

Rop tú mo baile

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    Rop tú mo baile

    Be thou my vision

  1. Rop tú mo baile,
    a Choimdiu cride:
    ní ní nech aile
    acht Rí secht nime.
  2. Rop tú mo scrútain
    i l-ló 's i n-aidche;
    rop tú ad-chëar
    im chotlud caidche.
  3. Rop tú mo labra,
    rop tú mo thuicsiu;
    rop tussu dam-sa,
    rob misse duit-siu.
  4. Rop tussu m'athair,
    rob mé do mac-su;
    rop tussu lem-sa,
    rob misse lat-su.
  5. Rop tú mo chathscíath,
    rop tú mo chlaideb;
    rop tussu m'ordan,
    rop tussu m'airer.
  6. Rop tú mo dítiu,
    rop tú mo daingen;
    rop tú nom-thocba
    i n-áentaid n-aingel.
  7.  p.44
  8. Rop tú cech maithius
    dom churp, dom anmain;
    rop tú mo ̇flaithius
    i n-nim 's i talmain.
  9. Rop tussu t' áenur
    sainserc mo chride;
    ní rop nech aile
    acht Airdrí nime.
  10. Co talla forum,
    ré n-dul it láma,
    mo chuit, mo chotlud,
    ar méit do gráda.
  11. Rop tussu t' áenur
    m' urrann úais amra:
    ní chuinngim daíne
    ná maíne marba.
  12. Rop amlaid dínsiur
    cech sel, cech sáegul,
    mar marb oc brénad,
    ar t' ̇fégad t' áenur.
  13. Do serc im anmain,
    do grád im chride,
    tabair dam amlaid,
    a Rí secht nime.
  14. Tabair dam amlaid,
    a Rí secht nime,
    do serc im anmain,
    do grád im chride.
  15. Go Ríg na n-uile
    rís íar m-búaid léire;
    ro béo i flaith nime
    i n-gile gréine
  16. A Athair inmain,
    cluinte mo núall-sa:
    mithig (mo-núarán!)
    lasin trúagán trúag-sa.
  17. A Chríst mo chride,
    cip ed dom-aire,
    a Flaith na n-uile,
    rop tú mo baile.

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Title (uniform): Rop tú mo baile

Title (translation, English Translation): Be thou my Vision

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Electronic edition compiled by: Donnchadh Ó Corráin

Funded by: University College, Cork and Professor Marianne McDonald via the CURIA Project.

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2. Second draft, revised and corrected.

Extent: 1000 words

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Address: College Road, Cork, Ireland— http://www.ucc.ie/celt

Date: 1996

Date: 2010

Distributor: CELT online at University College, Cork, Ireland.

CELT document ID: G400018

Availability: The hard copy on which the present electronic edition is based is copyright by Oxford University Press, and is here used by kind permission of the publishers.

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Manuscript sources

  1. Dublin, National Library of Ireland, MS G 3, f. 22 (formerly Phillipps 70220).
  2. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 967, pp 95–96 (olim 23 N 10, see Catalogue of Irish Manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy, fasc. 22, 2769).


  1. M. E. Byrne, A Prayer, Ériu 2 (1905) 89–91.
  2. Monica Nevin, "Rab tú mu baili", Éigse 2 (1940) 114–116.


  1. M. E. Byrne, A Prayer, Ériu 2 (1905) 89–91.
  2. Monica Nevin, "Rab tú mu baili", Éigse 2 (1940) 114–116.

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‘Be thou my Vision’ (1956). In: Early Irish lyrics, eighth to twelfth century‍. Ed. by Gerard Murphy. Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp. 42–44.

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  editor 	 = {Gerard Murphy},
  title 	 = {Be thou my Vision},
  booktitle 	 = {Early Irish lyrics, eighth to twelfth century},
  editor 	 = {Gerard Murphy},
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  publisher 	 = {Clarendon Press},
  date 	 = {1956},
  pages 	 = {42–44}


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Creation: By anonymous authors in Irish monastic scriptoria c.900–1100

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  • The text is in Old and Middle Irish. (ga)
  • Subtitle is in English. (en)

Keywords: poetry; medieval; religious

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  5. 2005-08-04T16:02:55+0100: Converted to XML (ed. Peter Flynn)
  6. 1997-09-05: Header created; text parsed using SGMLS. (ed. Margaret Lantry)
  7. 1996-02-05: Creation and insertion of TEI Header for the anthology; revision of structural mark-up. (ed. Donnchadh Ó Corráin)
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  9. 1995-08: Checking and proofing text. (ed. Tiarnán Ó Corráin)
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  11. 1994: Checking and proofing text. (ed. Aideen O'Leary)
  12. 1994: Proofing and correction of edition. (ed. Patricia Kelly)
  13. 1993: Data capture completed. (ed. Donnchadh Ó Corráin)

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