Wednesday, January 19, 2011

075. April Evening at the Fountain.


April Evening, Yes . . . and the year was 2005!

Reminds me of a seldom-heard-now, famous hymn of the same name by Katherine Tynan:-

All in the April evening,
April airs were abroad;
The sheep with their little lambs
Passed me by on the road.

The sheep with their little lambs
Passed me by on the road;
All in the April evening
I thought on the Lamb of God.

The lambs were weary and crying
With a weak, human cry.
I thought on the Lamb of God
Going meekly to die.

Up in the blue, blue mountains
Dewy pastures are sweet;
Rest for the little bodies,
Rest for the little feet.

But for the Lamb of God,
Up on the hill-top green,
Only a Cross of shame
Two stark crosses between.

All in the April evening,
April airs were abroad;
I saw the sheep with their lambs,
And thought on the Lamb of God.

A search via Google revealed a brief biography of this prolific Dublin writer,
who lived from 1859 to 1931.
Check out:



This young father and daughter appeared minutes later at the same venue, enjoying the glorious weather.





3 comments:

  1. I write a blog about cast iron drinking fountains and would like permission to use this photo and another that you have of this drinking fountain. I would like to crop the photo above to protect the privacy of the people. I will, of course, credit and link back to your site. You can view my blog at http://memorialdrinkingfountains.wordpress.com

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  2. I have been unable to find a clear photo of the dedication shield. Can you please tell me what is says? Many thanks

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  3. EMAILED you re a new and better photo of the fountain, which you may use.

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