The Celtic Literature Collective

On the Face of the Earth
Book of Taliesin XXVII.

On the face of the earth his equal was not born, 
Three persons of God, one Son gentle, strong Trinity.
Son of the Godhead, Son of the Manhood, one son wonderful.
Son of God, a fortress, Son of tile blessed Mary, a good son to see.
Great his destiny, great God supreme, a glorious portion. 
Of the race of Adam, and Abraham he was born.
Of the race of the Lord, a portion of the eloquent host, was he born.
He brought by a word the blind and deaf from every ailment.
A people gluttonous, vain, iniquitous, vile, perverse, 
We have risen against the Trinity, after redemption.
The Cross of Christ clearly, a breastplate gleaming against every ailment.
Against every hardship may it be certainly a city of pro­tection.