"Athair Ar Neamn" as written by Nicky Ryan, Roma Ryan and Eithne Ni Bhraonain....
Lyrics
Athair ar neamh, Dia linn
Athair ar neamh, Dia liom
M'anam, mo chroí, mo ghlóir
Moladh duit a Dhia

Fada an lá, go sámh
Fada an oíche, gan gruaim
Aoibhneas, áthas, grá
Moladh duit a Dhia

Móraim thú, ó lá go lá
Móraim thú, ó oíche go hoíche

Athair ar neamh, Dia linn
Athair ar neamh, Dia liom
An ghealach, an ghriain, an ghaoth
Moladh duit a Dhia


Translation
Father in Heaven, God bless us
Father in Heaven, God bless me
My soul, my heart, my glory
Praise be to you, oh God

Long is the peaceful day
Long is the night without gloom
Wonder, joy, love
Praise be to you, oh God

I praise you from day to day
I praise you night after night

Father in Heaven, God bless us
Father in Heaven, God bless me
The moon, the sun, the wind
Praise be to you, oh God


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    General CommentThis such a gorgeous song, but the music sounds kind sad. Still, I could listen to it forever.
    Aramintaon September 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlove it love it and love it again.. i am singing it for voice this year, so scared i will mess up the language.. oh it is so divine.. breathtaking even.
    -Amz-on January 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFather in Heaven, God bless us
    Father in Heaven, God bless me
    My soul, my heart, my glory,
    praise to you, God.

    Long is the peaceful day
    Long is the night without gloom
    Delight, joy, love,
    praise to you, God.

    I glorify you day after day.
    I glorify you night after night.

    Father in Heaven, God bless us
    Father in Heaven, God bless me
    The moon, the sun, the wind,
    praise to you, God.

    A literal translation of "Dia linn" is "God be with us".
    Forrest-ExCon July 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI used to think she was saying 'I hate Enya!'That just cracks me up.
    Fairygirlon January 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHow is the title pronounced?
    Fairygirlon August 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFrom enya's site

    A phonetic pronunciation: "A-her air N-yow".
    RunrigTimbo2006on August 30, 2011   Link

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