A little something in Cornish, to soothe the troubled brow:


These lyrics in Cornish:

Bith ho ma nath, en tha gan prees
go thes re bys hanow man sees
agan tas-ny us yn nef
benygys re bo dha hanow
redheffo dha wlascor
dha voth re bo gwres
y’n nor kepar hag y’n nef
ro dhyn-ny hedhyuus ow camwul er agan py-ny
ha na wra agan gorra yn temptasyon
mes delyrf ny dyworth drok
rag dhysoiy yu an wlascor
ha’n gallos
ha’n gordhyans
ys vyken ha bynary

And the rather more familiar English translation:

our father which art in heaven
hallowed by thy name
the kingdom come
thy will be done
in earth as it is in heaven
give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors
and lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil
for thine is the kingdom
and the power
and the glory
for ever and ever

For so long I listened to the song without knowing, and then this week I found out…

One response

  1. Lovely! 🙂 I can remember my daughter learning some of this for the Origo Mundi play at St. Just some years ago. Luckily for the audience she didn’t sing it though! 😀

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