(Link to Esperanto version of Siraĥ 44:1)
Author : William G. TARRANT
Source : PH 476
Six-stanza Inclusive Revision
(to St. Columba)
Now praise we great and famous men, the fathers named in story;
And praise the Lord, who now as then reveals in man his glory.
Praise we the wise and brave and strong, who graced their generation,
Who helped the right, and fought the wrong, and made our folk a nation.
Praise we the great of heart and mind, the singers sweetly gifted,
Whose music like a mighty wind the souls of men uplifted.
Praise we the peaceful men of skill, who builded homes of beauty,
And, rich in art, made richer still the brotherhood of duty.
Tune : ACH GOTT UND HERR
Leipzig, ca. 1625; arr. J. S. BACH