Irishmen of Every Creed

AIR: The Rakes of Mallow. (though I think that the tune to
Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation fits better)

Irishmen of every creed,
Of every rank and station,
Come and aid by words and deed,
Our Isle's regeneration.
Come together heart and hand,
Join our gallant Patriot band,
Standing for the dear old land,
To lift her up, a Nation.

Let the bitter past be past
With all its pain and sadness,
Better days have come at last,
And strife is sin and madness:
Come together heart and hand,
Join our gallant Patriot band,
Standing for the dear old land,
To give her peace and gladness.

Each to worship the Divine
Before his chosen alter,
All for Ireland to combine,
In love that will not falter:
Come together heart and hand,
Join our gallant Patriot band,
Standing for the dear old land,
To honor and exalt her.

So, though Ireland's fame comes down,
From ages old and Hoary,
We shall make her new renown,
Outshine her ancient story:
Come together heart and hand,
Join our gallant Patriot band,
Standing for the dear old land,
From grief to joy and glory.

Zozimus
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