Lullaby to the Christ child
performance time approx 3m 30s
Range S: d' – d'' / A: c' – a' / B: e – d'
See a perusal copy (PDF format) of the music
This copy is not licensed for rehearsal, performance or recording.
Hear a performance
of Tàladh Chrìosda
Here is a beautiful traditional Gaelic lullaby from the West of Scotland, which addresses the Christ child with the most gorgeous and endearing words. It works with ensembles of any size, and provides a wonderful moment of stillness in a Christmas programme. It's unusual, but particularly effective, to sing “Alleluia” softly for a change!
We provide scores with the traditional Gaelic words and with our own English version.
The recording is by Rudsambee Company of Singers from the album Dies natalis invicti solis (RUBEECD001).
Spoken audio and IPA pronunciation guides, and translation, included.
Mo ghaol, mo ghràdh is m'eudail thu,
M'iunntas ùr is m'éibhneas thu,
Mo mhacan àlainn ceutach thu,
Chan fhiù mi-fhéin bhith 'd dhàil.Alleluia
Mo ghaol an t-sùil a sheallas tlàth,
Mo ghaol an cridh' tha liont' le gràdh;
Ged is leanabh thu gun chàil
Is lionmhor buaidh tha ort a' fàs.Alleluia
traditional Gaelic song Translation
My darling, my love and treasure, you,
My new-found wealth and ecstasy, you,
My gorgeous handsome wee son, you,
I am unworthy to be in your presence.
My love the eye that gently sees,
My love the heart that's filled with affection.
Although you are a helpless child
Many virtues are growing in you.English lyrics
My darling love and treasure, you,
My wealth and joy, my pleasure, you,
My gorgeous handsome baby, you,
I humbly kneel and bow.Alleluia
I love your eyes that gently see,
I love your sweet humility,
In hope and love and charity,
You show us how to be.Alleluia
© Sheena Phillips & Peter Hill 2007
Purchase – 1515: Tàladh Chrìosda
The price depends on the number of singers in your group.
This is a single payment for a licence to make as many copies as you
need for your group to rehearse and perform the song. You can also re-print
- for instance, to replace copies that get lost or worn out.
Copies must not be given, lent, hired or sold to any other group.
Canasg sales are processed via Paypal. Paypal lets you pay with a simple
credit or debit card if you don't have a Paypal account.
Your Paypal transaction will be in
sterling and it will be converted automatically if
your credit card draws on a different currency.
Paypal passes none of your secure information to Canasg.
If you would like us to send an invoice before you pay, or if you would like your order priced in $US or Euros,
then please e-mail
your order to us instead of using the form below.
Before you click the "buy" button, please enter the name of your group and select the appropriate size.
Orders are normally despatched within 24 hours - not
instantly, because each PDF file is created specially
for the purchaser.
Canasg sells sheet music for choirs …
… in PDF format, delivered by e-mail, with a licence to print as many
copies, and as often, as you like. The copies are for the exclusive use
of one ensemble, and the licence doesn't let you give, lend, hire or sell
them to anybody else. Please read the detail before
Our music …
… is mostly by living composers writing in diverse contemporary styles. To explore our whole catalogue, or any of its sections, use the "catalog" link at the top left of this page.
Copying permitted (terms and conditions apply!)
When you buy from us, you can make as many copies as
you need of the music, and as often as you need - so you can replace lost
or worn copies.
Free perusal copies
You can download
a sample PDF from this site, and make a printed copy for your own use. It
will be overprinted “sample”. It isn't licensed for rehearsal
We do not charge a price per copy. You pay according
to the size of your group.
Keep in touch
You can bookmark this page to help you find it again. For new releases, seasonal suggestions, and other news, we invite you
to opt in to our occasional mailing list. Opting out is easy, whenever you want to.
"Liking" Canasg on Facebook is another way to get updates.
You can e-mail us via the link at the foot of this page. We're always interested in your suggestions and your experience with using this web site.