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Douglas Hyde

(17 January 1860 - 12 July 1949 / Castlerea / County Roscommon)

A Poem To Be Said On Hearing The Birds Sing


A fragrant prayer upon the air
My child taught me,
Awaken there, the morn is fair,
The birds sing free;
Now dawns the day, awake and pray,
And bend the knee;
The Lamb who lay beneath the clay
Was slain for thee.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Edited: Monday, May 09, 2011

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