Happiness Comes Wholly from Within
|Music: Eleanor Plunkett.
By Turlough O'Carolan. Sequenced by Barry Taylor.
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|Happiness comes wholly from within,
A gift of wisdom, temperament, and love.
Praised be those who know what is worthwhile,
Pleased to find their pleasures in the heart,
Yearning for a beauty that is theirs.
For them, good feelings aren't hard to spin.
One can care for life despite one's cares.
Underneath the feeling is the art,
Returning grace for grace and smile for smile.
They bear their riches on an inner wind,
Holding course for lands that blessed will prove.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon