Selkirk Grace

Some hae meat and canna eat

Author (attributed to): Robert Burns
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

Some hae meat and canna eat,
and some hae nane that want it,
but we hae meat and we can eat;
and sae the Lord be thankit.

Source: Alleluia Aotearoa: Hymns and Songs for All Churches #124

Author (attributed to): Robert Burns

Burns, Robert. This poet's life had little in common with hymnology, although some of his pieces, in common with a few of Byron's, have come into use in Great Britain and America. His life, from his birth in the parish of Alloway, near Ayr, Jan. 25, 1759, to his death, at Dumfries, July 21, 1796, was one of varying lights and shadows, and has been told elsewhere, frequently and eloquently. It remains for us only to name his sacred pieces, their origin, and their use. Those in common use are:— 1. O Thou great Being! What Thou art. Lent. Burns's account of this piece as entered in his Common¬place Book, under the date of "March, 1784," is:— "There was a certain period of my life that my spirit was broken by repeated losses and disaste… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Some hae meat and canna eat
Title: Selkirk Grace
Author (attributed to): Robert Burns
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Alleluia Aotearoa #124

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