stained glass window of St Columba

St Columba’s Prayer

The Prayer of St. Columba

Be a bright flame before me, O God
a guiding star above me.
Be a smooth path below me,
a kindly shepherd behind me
today, tonight, and for ever.
Alone with none but you, my God
I journey on my way;
what need I fear when you are near,
O Lord of night and day?
More secure am I within your hand
than if a multitude did round me stand.
Amen.
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Photo by Beth Maxwell Boyle 2005.
St Margaret’s Chapel, in Edinburgh Castle, is the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh, Scotland

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