This musical setting of the traditional Celtic prayer text is intended to be an easily-learned song for marriage and funeral liturgies, and it is appropriate for any occasion that necessitates a general blessing. The arrangement opens with a cantor or choir singing the melody once. That is followed by an optional, more elaborate reiteration for two-part choir and descant. The entire piece can be sung in unison, if desired.
A rather slow tempo works well, giving the piece a pleasing, solemn sense.