School: Kilmore Convent School

Location:
Kilmore, Co. Wexford
Teacher:
Sr. Lorcan Ní Riain

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Carols - A Carol for St Stephen's Day

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0877, Page 152

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A carol for St Stephens Day.

1st.
This is St Stephens Day.
Its feast we solmnize
From him we learn to pardon
And love our enemies
He was the first Christian martyr
That passed from earth to heaven.
By suffering hate and envy.
And injuries of men.
2nd.
More just than the just able,
This prince of martyrs died
His blood not for revenge
But for godspardon cried
For fury and for ray.
He did remission crave.
For malice he had mercy,
And love for hate he gave.

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Informant
Peter Devereux
Gender
male
Address
Ballask, Co. Wexford
Language
English