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First Line: Lennavan-mo
Last Line: Lennavan-mo.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Angels; Children; Comfort; Immortality; Mortality; Singing & Singers; Spiritual Life; Childhood; Songs

Who is it swinging you to and fro,
With a long low swing and a sweet low croon,
And the loving words of the mother's rune?

Who is it swinging you to and fro?
I am thinking it is an angel fair,
The Angel that looks on the gulf from the lowest stair
And swings the green world upward by its leagues of sunshine hair.

Who swingeth you and the Angel to and fro?
It is He whose faintest thought is a world afar,
It is He whose wish is a leaping seven-moon'd star,
It is He, Lennavan-mo,
To whom you and I and all things flow.

It is only a little wee lass you are, Eilidh-mo-chree,
But as this wee blossom has roots in the depths of the sky,
So you are at one with the Lord of eternity--
Bonnie wee lass that you are,
My morning star,
Eilidh-mo-chree, Lennavan-mo,

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