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A Song for Mary Magdalene (Author: Pádraic H. Pearse)
- 1] O woman of the gleaming hair,
2] (Wild hair that won men's gaze to thee)
3] Weary thou turnest from the common stare,
4] For the shuiler Christ is calling thee.
- 5] O woman of the Snowy side,
6] Many a lover hath lain with thee,
7] Yet left thee sad at the morning tide,
8] But thy lover Christ shall comfort thee.
- 9] O woman with the wild thing's heart,
10] Old sin hath set a snare for thee:
11] In the forest ways forspent thou art
12] But the hunter Christ shall pity thee.
- 13] O woman spendthrift of thyself,
14] Spendthrift of all the love in thee,
15] Sold unto sin for little pelf,
16] The captain Christ shall ransom thee.
- 17] O woman that no lover's kiss
18] (Tho' many a kiss was given thee)
19] Could slake thy love, is it not for this
20] The hero Christ shall die for thee?