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House Blessings

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Collected by HalfWolfie; she who throws away nothing.

Seven Celtic blessings for your home. They are in original form, so adapt them as you see fit – like replacing Goddess for God or your favorite diety.

Blessing for a New Home

A blessing upon your new home,
A blessing upon your new hearth,
A blessing upon your new dwelling,
Upon your newly kindled fire.
A blessing upon your tallest grass,
A blessing upon your fruitful partner,
A blessing upon your growing son/s,
Upon your growing daughter/s.
A blessing upon the household’s helpers,
A blessing upon children yet unborn,
A blessing upon the wise parents,
Upon your occupation.
A blessing upon your goods and income,
A blessing upon your kith and kin,
A blessing upon you in light or darkness,
Each day and night of your lives.
– Carmina Gadelica

Blessing of the Three

The sacred three,
My fortress be,
Encircling me,
Come and be round,
My hearth, my home.
Fend Thou my kin,
And every sleeping thing within,
From scathe, from sin,
Thy care our peace,
Though mid of night,
To light’s release.
– MacLean, The Little Book of Celtic Blessings, trans. C. Matthews

Irish Blessing

May your troubles be less,
may Your blessings be more,
and may nothing bad,
come through your door.
– Unknown

Blessing of the House

God bless this house
From site to stay
From beam to wall
From end to end
From ridge to basement
From balk to roof tree
From found to summit
Found to summit
– Carmina Gadelica

A House Blessing

God bless the corners of this house,
And be the lintel blessed.
Bless the hearth, the table too,
And blessing each place of rest.
Bless each door that opens wide,
To stranger kith and kin;
Bless each shining window pain,
That lets the sunshine in.
Bless the roof tree up above,
Bless every solid wall,
The peace of man,
The peace of love,
The peace of God on all.
– Irish Toasts, Curses and Blessings, Padraic O’Farrel

House Blessing II

Touch the lintel and touch the wall,
Nothing but blessings this place befall.
Bless the candle that stands by itself,
Bless the book on the mantle shelf.
Bless the pillow for the tired head
Bless the hearth and the light shed.
Friends who tarry here, let them know
A three-fold blessing before they go.
A sleep for weariness, peace for sorrow,
Faith in yesterday and tomorrow.
Friends who go from here, let them bear,
The blessing of hope, wherever they fare.
Lintel and windows, sill and wall,
Nothing but good this place befall.
– Unknown

House Protecting

God bless the world and all this therein.
God bless my spouse and my children.
God bless the eye that is in my head.
And bless O’God, the handling of my hand.
What time I rise in the morning early.
What time I lie down in bed;
Bless my rising in the morning early
and my lying down late in bed.
God protect the house and the household.
God consecrate the children of motherhood.
God encompass the flocks and the young;
Be thou after them and tending them,
What time the flocks ascend hill and wold,
What time I lie down to sleep;
What time the flocks ascend hill and wold,
What time I lie down in peace to sleep.
– Carmina Gadelica

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