The shamrock leaf on Patrick’s Day
Reminds us all to pray
To father, Son and Holy Ghost,
To pray for those who most
Are needful of the grace that lifts us from the common clay.
And those born on St. Patrick’s Day
Are patient, wise and gay,
For they at birth are given the key
To life’s close mystery,
And show in all their bearing that they know a better way.
So I to-day, St. Patrick’s Day,
Greet one with filial lay
Who all my life this bloom hath shown;
For have I never known
A counsellor so true, whose eyes spake more than lips did say !
Weekly Times 17.3.61