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God of this Irish isle !

Language: English

God of this Irish isle !
Blessed and old,
Wrapp'd in the morning's smile
In the sea's fold
Here, where Thy saints have trod
Here, where they pray'd
Hear me, O saving God !
May I be saved ?

God of the circling sea !
Far-rolling and deep
Its caves are unshut to Thee,
Its bounds Thou dost keep
Here, from this strand,
Whence saints have gone forth
Father ! I own Thy hand,
Humbled to earth.

God of this blessed light
Over me shining !
On the wide way of right
I go, unrepining.
No more despising
My lot or my race,
But toiling, uprising,
To Thee through Thy grace.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with The poems of Thomas D'Arcy McGee. With copious notes. Also an introd. and biographical sketch, London, D. & J. Sadlier, pages 204-205.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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