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Padraic Colum (1881–1972).  Anthology of Irish Verse.  1922.
 
152. Sheep and Lambs
 
By Katherine Tynan
 
 
ALL in the April evening
April airs were abroad;
The sheep with their little lambs
Passed me by on the road.
 
The sheep with their little lambs        5
Passed me by on the road;
All in the April evening
I thought on the Lamb of God.
 
The lambs were weary and crying
With a weak, human cry.        10
I thought on the Lamb of God
Going meekly to die.
 
Up in the blue, blue mountains
Dewy pastures are sweet;
Rest for the little bodies,        15
Rest for the little feet.
 
But for the Lamb of God,
Up on the hill-top green,
Only a cross of shame
Two stark crosses between.        20
 
All in the April evening,
April airs were abroad;
I saw the sheep with their lambs,
And thought on the Lamb of God.
 

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