The Traditional – A Nation Once Again lyrics

[Verse]
When boyhood’s fire was in my blood, I read of ancient freemen
For Greece and Rome who bravely stood three hundred men and three men
And then I prayed I yet might see our fetters rent in twain
And Ireland long a province be a nation once again

[Chorus]
A nation once again, a nation once again
And Ireland long a province be a nation once again

[Verse]
And from that time through wildest woe that hope has shone a far light
Nor could love’s brightest summer glow outshine that solemn starlight
It seemed to watch above my head in forum, field and fane
Its angel voice sang ’round my bed a nation once again

[Chorus]
A nation once again, a nation once again
And Ireland long a province be a nation once again

[Verse]
It whisper’d too that freedom’s ark and service high and holy
Would be profaned by feeling dark and passions vain or lowly
For freedom comes from God’s right hand and needs a God-ly train
And righteous men must make our land a nation once again

[Chorus]
A nation once again, a nation once again
And Ireland long a province be a nation once again

[Verse]
So as I grew from boy to man I bent me to that bidding
My spirit of each selfish plan and cruel passion ridding
For thus I hoped some day to aid oh can such hope be vain?
When my dear country should be made a nation once again

[Chorus]
A nation once again, a nation once again
And Ireland long a province be a nation once again

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