The old Celtic way (dedicated to A.K.)

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This is what the Lord says:
“Stop at the crossroads and look around.
Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it.
Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls”
(Jeremiah 6:16; NLT).

1. Show me again, Lord,
The old Celtic way,
Then I will delight
In your love, joy, and peace.

2. Call me back, Lord,
To the old Celtic way,
Then I’ll serve you gladly
In all those I meet.

3. Teach me again, Lord,
The old Celtic way,
Then I’ll see your beauty
In all that you make.

4. Lead me back, Lord,
To the old Celtic way,
Then I’ll know your presence
With each step I take.

5. Tell me again, Lord,
The old Celtic way,
Then I’ll accept bravely
The hardships I bear.

6. Bring me back, Lord,
To the old Celtic way,
Then I will remember
To do all with prayer.



1. I will be glad and rejoice in your unfailing love  (Psalm 31:7; NLT).

2. Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me (Matthew 25:40; NIV).

3. Praise the beauty of holiness (2 Chronicles 20:21; NKJV).

4. I am with you always (Matthew 28:20; NLT).

5. By God’s power accept your share of suffering (2 Timothy 1:8; NET).

6. Pray about everything (Philippians 4:6; NLT).

8 thoughts on “The old Celtic way (dedicated to A.K.)

  • What a lovely devotion Ruth. The Celtic way is the only way I know sister; seeing and hearing God in the weather, the land and, His creatues. The timing of all these is His timing, communing with our souls. Let us be aware of Him in all at all times, especially in trials of the body and the heart. I feel His closeness in our time of sadness today.
    Thank you for these beautiful inspiring words Ruth, may the breeze of His Spirit encircle you today and refresh your soul.

      • The funeral was short thankfully, but distressing for all. Particularly for my wife saying goodbye to her twin. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers Ruth.

      • Dear Alan, this must indeed be a very distressing day. I’m so sorry that I had no idea the funeral was for your wife’s twin sister. Relationships don’t come much closer than this very special form of lifelong companionship. Please could you tell her how sorry I am? May God bless and comfort you all today, and in the days to come. With love from Ruth xxxxx

      • Thank you brother. The whole thing happened very suddenly and was quite a shock. Your prayers are very much appreciated, especially for Susan.

    • I’m so glad you still feel it, David. So do I – in nature all around me, whilst preparing food, walking along-mall kinds of places, things and circumstances. Sometimes I can spontaneously “see” myself a few hundred years ago, living on a Croft, or an island, living in a rough stone house – as if these things were deep, generational memories… We are all blessed. XXXXXX

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