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     This holy day that saw Thee born
Was never half so dear.

The very oaks are greener clad,
     The waters brighter smile;
Oh, never shone a day so glad
     On sweet St. Helen's Isle.

We praise Thee in our songs to-day,
     To Thee in prayer we call,
Make swift the feet and straight the way
     Of freedom unto all.

Come once again, O blessed Lord!
     Come walking on the sea!
And let the mainlands hear the word
     That sets the islands free!


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