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Grace before and after Meat

by Robert Burns, 1793

O lord, when hunger pinches sore,
  Do thou stand us in stead,
And send us, from thy bounteous store,
  A tup or wether head! Amen.

O Lord, since we have feasted thus,
  Which we so little merit,
Let Meg now take away the flesh,
  And Jock bring in the spirit! Amen.

Published in Poems and Songs of Robert Burns

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