origin and reward of all charity,
you called Saint Brigid to teach the new commandment of love
through her life of hospitality and her care of the needy;
give to your people, by her intercession, a generous spirit,
so that, with hearts made pure,
we may show your love to all.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever
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I’d love the Heavenly
Host to be tippling there
For all eternity.
To dance and sing.
If they wanted, I’d put at their disposal
Vats of suffering.
With a heart and a half;
Sweet pitchers of mercy I’d offer
To every man.
Because the happy heart is true.
I’d make the men contented for their own sake
I’d like Jesus to love me too.
From all the parishes around,
I’d give a special welcome to the women,
The three Marys of great renown.
There by the lake of beer
We’d be drinking good health forever
And every drop would be a prayer