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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
 
Sheep and Lambs
By Katharine Tynan Hinkson (1861–1931)
 
ALL in the April morning,
  April airs were abroad;
The sheep with their little lambs
  Pass’d me by on the road.
 
The sheep with their little lambs        5
  Pass’d me by on the road;
All in an April evening
  I thought on the Lamb of God.
 
The lambs were weary, and crying
  With a weak human cry,        10
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,        15
  Rest for the little feet.
 
Rest for the Lamb of God
  Up on the hill-top green,
Only a cross of shame
  Two stark crosses between.        20
 
All in the April evening,
  April airs were abroad;
I saw the sheep with their lambs,
  And thought on the Lamb of God.
 
 
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