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GUEST,Carol The Saddest Song of All (238* d) Lyr Add: ANTHEM FOR IRELAND (from Evans & Doherty) 22 Jan 02

I'm new at this forum but I would like to submit a song that I find sad at times, hopeful at others. I have a hard time getting through it at memorial services. I haven't attempted to sing it at a gig in quite a while. Due to the more recent circumstances in Ireland, I think it would be an impossibility.
It's called 'ANTHEM FOR IRELAND' and is sung to the tune of, get this, 'Danny Boy'. I'm not sure who wrote it but Evans & Doherty have recorded it. Maybe if it is song enough it will come true.

O Land of love, we bless thee gentle mother
O Land of light, fair jewel of the sea
O Land of joy, where brother shall meet brother
And all thy souls shall dwell in harmony
And when the clouds of torment and of sorrow
Flee with the dark at the rising of the sun
Hand shall clasp hand in happiness tomorrow
And we will live in peace until His work be done.

Old wounds shall heal, unkindness be forgiven
All hurt forgot as ends our darkest night
No more shall we by war or strife be riven
All Irelands children face a future bright
Where God shall reign in hearts his flame has lighted
And He shall lead our people to the sun
One heart, one soul, one land by love united
There shall we live in peace until His work be done.

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 6-Oct-02.

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