An Irish Welcome

Céad Míle Fáilte friend and rover ...
Wherever you come from and whosoever you may be.
That's an Irish greeting and it means

you are welcome
a thousand times over.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Compassion on the thief

Hymn VIII.01.

There came to my ear
   from the Scripture which had not been read
a word that caused me joy
   on the subject of the Thief;
it gave comfort to my soul
   amidst the multitude of its vices,
telling how He had compassion on the Thief.
   O may He bring me too
into that Garden at the sound of whose name
   I am overwhelmed by joy;
my mind bursts it reins
   as it goes forth to contemplate Him.

Response: Hold me worthy that we may become heirs in Your Kingdom.

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