Oh! Happy Day

Oh! happy day the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi

Who like me loved the sun, moon and stars

Of birds didst identify with the humblest

The sweet simple sparrow.

In simplicity sincere and steadfastness abound

Of earthly days didst count but forty six

Of a life I loved with burning tears of charm to savour

In heaven’s portals dods’t now dwell

With Jesus his master of earthly days.

Kumari Naganathan