(15TH AUG )
We hail you, Mother Mary! mild and meek
High over all archangels glorified
The Queen of Heaven, and mankind’s hope and pride
To you, our Mother! trustingly we speak.
God’s masterpiece! Perfection’s human peak!
Gentle, immaculate! We hasten to-day
To celebrate your Assumption and to pray
To you for help; for, Mother! we are weak.
Out of this vale of tears, out of its pain
Out of its vice and woe, to you we fly
We pray to you, to whom none prays in vain,
O, be our advocate when death is nigh.
One glance from you will melt His Sacred Heart,
And He will not condemn us to depart.
MICHAEL MULLIN – ‘THE BARD OF FOREMASS’
Foremass Lower, Sixmilecross, Co. Tyrone.
Sent to Sunday Independent
And Cork Examiner 31 July 69
Won in Cork Examiner