As a drop of boon took birth in a far-off island,
Alien would have been his name;
But his deeds and actions as great as he, in Ireland
Immensely, we feel today his widespread fame.
Not an army led, not even a movement started;
Simply preached what was taught to him in little prayers,
And flooded a wave of “Edmundian Culture” around, that lasted
Not just days or months but stretching years.
Laboured modestly in his humane cause with God’s Grace,
A vision and a dream followed him vividly.
“Christian Brothers”, let us embrace;
His dream is a solid reality now, literally.
“Blessed” being entitled glorifies Sir Edmund Ignatius Rice,
His deeds for every generation – a living epitome –
Our prayers for him; a pathway to God in praise,
And faith in those prayers, a choice to make on our own.
Composed in 2011 by Edmundian – Pritam Singha