Psalmyn Ghavid (ayns drane Ghaelgagh) 1761

Idioma: Gaelg

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Manx Gaelic

Manx Gaelic (Gaelg) is the native language of the Isle of Man (Ellan Vannin), which a self-governing island in the Irish Sea between Britain and Ireland. It is a Gaelic language related to Irish Gaelic (Gaeilge) and Scots Gaelic (Gàidhlig) but with its own orthography closer to English style spelling. The language is regulated by the Manx Gaelic Advisory Council (Coonceil ny Gaelgey). Since 1985 Manx has been an official language of the Isle of Man along with English.

Psalmyn Ghavid ayns drane Ghaelgagh (Manx Metrical Psalms) 1761

In 1761 there was a translation of the Psalms of David (Psalmyn Ghavid) into metre in the Manx language (ayns drane Ghaelgagh) by the Rev Robert Radcliffe and the Rev Matthias Curgey, two clergymen from the Isle of Man.  These were first printed as the Manks Singing Psalms with the 2nd edition of the 1765 Manx Book of Common Prayer, published in 1768.  The set of Psalms includes Psalms 1, 4, 8, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 32, 33, 39, 45, 67, 84, 90, 95, 100, 103, 116, 117, 119, 122, 135, 143, 145, 146, 147, 148.  They were authorised by Bishop Hildesley, Anglican Bishop of Sodor and Mann who required that these were to be sung in churches.

This translation was digitised by the British and Foreign Bible Soicety (BFBS) in 2015, as part of a programme to digitise historic translations in native British languages.

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