A Nation Once Again

A Nation Once Again

Author: Thomas Osbourne Davis

When Boyhood’s fire was in my blood
I read of ancient freemen
when Greece and Rome who Bravely stood
three hundred men and three men
and then I prayed I might yet see
our fetters rent in twain
and Ireland long a province be
A Nation Once Again

A Nation Once Again,A Nation Once Again
and Ireland long a province be a nation once again

And from that time through wildest woe
that hope has shone a far light
nor could love’s brightest glow
outshine that solemn starlight
it seemed to watch above my head in forum field and fane
It’s angels voice sang ’round my bed
A Nation Once Again CHORUS

It whispered too that freedon’s ark
and service high and holy
would be profane by feeling dark
for passions vane or lowly
but freedom comes from God’s right hand
and needs a Godly train
and rightous men must make our land
A Nation Once Again CHORUS

So as I grew from boy to man
I bent me to that bidding
My spirit of each selfish plan
and cruel passion ridding
for thus, I hoped one day to aid
oh can such hope be vain?
when my dear country shall be made
A Nation Once Again CHORUS


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