Document 690

The Buik o Ruth: 03 - Incawin

Author(s): A S Borrowman

Copyright holder(s): Mrs Lorna F Borrowman


O Lord oor God,
We speir at ye tae gie us a hert whilk is steive and leal.
Gie us a heft
sae leal
that we sall nevir be fruschit tae shaw
whas we are and wham we sair:
sae leal til ye
that we sall bide leal
albuist we hae tae staun alane:
sae leal til ye
that nae tempin, nae caain awa by the pooers o ill
sall fleg us nor tak us awa frae the straucht and richt gait.
Gin oor lealty be coft wi somethin, gar us tae be gleg tae shaw
hou muckle we loe ye;
Throwe Jesus Christ oor Lord,


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The Buik o Ruth: 03 - Incawin


Text audience

Adults (18+)
General public
Informed lay people
Audience size 100+

Text details

Method of composition Typed
Year of composition 1973
Language of original (if translation) English
Word count 107

Text medium


Text publication details

Publisher Gordon Wright
Publication year 1979
Place of publication Edinburgh
ISBN/ISSN SBN 903065 30 4
Edition 1st
Part of larger text
Contained in The Buik o Ruth and ither wark in Lallans
Editor Author: Alex S. Borrowman
Page numbers 12

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Other Prayer


Author details

Author id 755
Forenames A
Initials S
Surname Borrowman
Gender Male
Decade of birth 1910
Educational attainment University
Age left school 17
Upbringing/religious beliefs Protestantism
Occupation Parish Minister
Place of birth Stirling
Region of birth Stirling
Birthplace CSD dialect area Stlg
Country of birth Scotland
Father's occupation Shop assistant
Father's place of birth Stirling
Father's region of birth Stirling
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Stlg
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Dress maker
Mother's place of birth Dunblane
Mother's region of birth E & SE Perthshire
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Per
Mother's country of birth Scotland


Language Speak Read Write Understand Circumstances
English Yes Yes Yes Yes all circumstances
French Yes Yes Yes Yes
German Yes Yes Yes Yes
Scots Yes Yes Yes Yes for literary purposes