BRIGID'S CANTICLE

by NIAMH O' BRIEN RHIANNON

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This is Track 15 on my new album "MAD SEA FOLK"

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"BRIGID'S CANTICLE" Lyrics by Niamh O' Brien Rhiannon & Liam O'Brien (Sung to the air of the Wexford Carol"

Kind pilgrims all who dare to try
Reflect awhile the reason why:
Emerged a maiden first to say
That gentle is the strongest way;
Why fertile earth by dew is blessed
And life anew springs from her breast;
Why acorn grown became the place
Of Brigid’s own revealing grace.


At Imbolc time by Oak Tree there
From womankind a leader fair
Arose to teach us to survive
To heal the earth and guide our lives.
And she invites us all to pray
To God with love this springtime day
And roused in heart, we now rejoice
With song of praise in fulsome voice.


On Curragh plains did shepherds care
For flocks of lambs a’grazing there
And Brigid kind, her mantle lays
On all poor souls in darkest days.
Beneath her cloak of healing light
She brings God’s love to all tonight
Upon her sacred ground we tread
With candle bright, our fears are shed.


With joyful heart and peaceful mind
We walk in hope her place to find
And as St. Brigid had foretold
A wellspring there we soon behold.
On beds of rushes we lie tonight
Encircled by her sacred light
Our vigil true we keep till morn
Of Winter passing and Spring reborn.

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released May 31, 2012
"BRIGID'S CANTICLE" Lyrics by Niamh O' Brien Rhiannon & Liam O'Brien (Sung to the air of the Wexford Carol"

Niamh O'Brien Rhiannon All Vocals

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