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Covenant Prayer is quite easily one of the best tracks on the OST, and its quality is compounded upon by the fact that it is actually sung in the Sangheili language.

This isn’t just gibberish, this is actually a song written in Sangheili. The lyrics are as follows:

Gaa-dee-enn nou meh-kah day-teh-chee sah-woo-foo ro-h-nah Doh-may-inn wu-doh-ja-doh

Noh ee-say nn-ba-h ee-woo-roh ee-koh-woh roh-ghee-sah-sah
Nay-koh-koh neh-nn-eay ray-moh-nay ray-moh-nay

Gaa-dee-enn neh-kah-yoh rah-keh-yoh eh-mah-taa ra-e-mah Doh-may-inn wu-doh-ja-doh

Noh ee-say nn-ba-h ee-woo-roh ee-koh-woh roh-ghee-sah-sah
Nay-koh-koh neh-nn-eay ray-moh-nay ray-moh-nay

Gaa-dee-enn noh-koh-chee nn-teh-woe eh-mah-taa chee-mee Doh-may-inn wu-doh-ja-doh

Noh ee-say nn-ba-h ee-woo-roh ee-koh-woh roh-ghee-sah-sah
Nay-koh-koh neh-nn-eay ray-moh-nay ray-moh-nay

Gaa-dee-enn beh-kuh-yah noh-ran-kah shah-oh-yoh ta-y shee Doh-may-inn wu-doh-ja-doh

Noh ee-say nn-ba-h ee-woo-roh ee-koh-woh roh-ghee-sah-sah
Nay-koh-koh neh-nn-eay ray-moh-nay ray-moh-nay

We don’t have any proper translations yet, and 343 don’t appear to be releasing a Sangheili dictionary any time soon, but we know that this is a prayer to the Guardian at Sunaion, imploring it to remain ‘asleep’. The Domain is also mentioned, but the context for that is something translators will have to pick up.