From the recording ANIAR
"Ag Críost an Síol
This is an instrumental version of the hymn composed by Sean O'Riada that I sang as a child.
"Christ's is the seed"is an Irish poem set to music by Seán Ó Riada and subsequently widely used as a hymn.
The poem is said to have been written by Fr. Michael Meehan (Micheál Ó Míocháin) (1810-1878), long time Parish Priest of the parishes of Moyarta and Kilballyowen in County Clare.
Ag Críost an síol, ag Críost an fómhar;
i n-iothlainn Dé go dtugtar sinn.
Ag Críost an mhuir, ag Críost an t-iasc;
i líonta Dé go gcastar sinn.
Ó fhás go h-aois, is ó aois go bás,
do dhá láimh, a Chríost, anall tharainn.
Ó bhás go críoch, ní críoch ach athfhás,
i bParthas na ngrás go rabhaimid.
Christ's is the seed, Christ's is the crop,
in the barn of God may we be brought.
Christ's is the sea, Christ's is the fish,
in the nets of God may we be caught.
From growth to age, from age to death,
Thy two arms, O Christ, about us.
From death to end, not end but growth,
in blessed Paradise may we be