Ag Criost An Siol
I’m not sure why this tune isn’t listed here, it’s a gorgeous air written by Sean O’Riada. Derek Bell plays a lovely version on Musical Ireland CD.
Translated as "to Christ the Seed", it is the title of a prayer, which Ó Riada set to music.
Some might tell you that it was to commemorate a papal visit in 1979, but Ó Riada died in 1971, so the claim is refuted.
Re: Ag Críost An Síol
Ag Críost an síol, ag Críost an fómhar; Christ the seed, Christ the harvest
i n-iothlainn Dé go dtugtar sinn. may we brought to silo
Ag Críost an mhuir, ag Críost an t-iasc; Christ the mara, Christ the pisces
i líonta Dé go gcastar sinn. may we be netted in his line.
Ó fhás go h-aois, is ó aois go bás, Growing through age & aging to death
do dhá láimh, a Chríost, anall tharainn. Thy arms embrace us Christ
Ó bhás go críoch, ní críoch ach athfhás, Out of death may we grow again
i bParthas na ngrás go rabhaimid. in merciful Heaven may that be.