While the highly popular “Irish blessing” was originally written as a prayer in Irish, there are various other versions and adaptations that have been created, including a poetry piece, “May The Road Rise To Meet You”, and a few versions of it as the older “Irish blessing” song. The very popular Irish Blessing can be used as a nice farewell to the deceased at a funeral. It is believed that the Patron Saint of Ireland once had May The Road Rise inscribed on her Breastplate. As nothing grows without rain, the lines on May the rain come down gently on this Irish blessing are believed to symbolize Gods continuing supply for the Irish people.
May the blessing of rain fall upon you, that it might thrash your spirit, that it might cleanse and make fair, that it might leave a shining Pool, that shines with the Blueness of heaven, sometimes with the Stars. May your blessings be greater than the shamrocks growing, and may misfortunes avoid you everywhere you go.
May you always have walls against the wind, roofs against the rain, tea by the fire, laughter to cheer you, people you love close by, and everything that your heart might long for? May God give you always sunbeams to warm you, moonbeams to enchant you, and shelter angels, to keep nothing from hurting you.