Bes Blessing for a Child

Amanda Aremisia Forrester

O Nubian God Who delights in music and loud clamor

Dancing Dwarf, jolly Bes, I pray

Bless this babe (or child) and keep him/her safe

Drive all malicious spirits before you

Leaving only the secret laughter

That You share with all small children

May You protect his/her crib (or bed) as I sleep

Ever-smiling as You hold Your nightly vigil

If You will do this, kindly Bes,

I will continue to offer You bread and beer and sweet honey.


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