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J. C. Squire, ed.  A Book of Women’s Verse.  1921.
 
Sheep and Lambs
By Katharine Tynan Hinkson (1861–1931)
 
ALL in the April morning,
  April airs were abroad,
The sheep with their little lambs
  Pass’d me by on the road.
 
The sheep with their little lambs        5
  Pass’d me by on the road;
All in an 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.
 
Rest 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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