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Sunday’s Coming.

Sunday’s Coming.

The Easter associated song hereunder, ‘Sunday’s Coming, is a rousing anthem that resonates with the many people around the world, facing everyday challenges. The lyrics, ‘Keep on holding on’, encourages Christians, in particular,to persist in their beliefs and to never lose that feeling of expectation for a more favourable future outcome.

Lyrics: Ethan Hulse, Nick Schwarz, Zach Williams
Vocals: American Christian rock artist Zachary Stephen Williams (Zach Williams).

Sunday’s Coming.

When your week feels like a beat down,
And you can’t tell the night from day,
And you’re tired of fighting battles,
When all you feel is pain, oh, it’s a heavy weight.
There’s hope on the horizon,
The cross was not the end,
Let joy come in the morning,
And, child, lift your head, don’t you give up yet.

Keep on holding on, there’s gonna be a breakthrough,
Keep on holding on, don’t stay buried in that grave.
If He can roll the stone, He can send the darkness running,
It might feel like Friday, but your Sunday’s coming,
It might feel like Friday, but your Sunday’s coming,

So let your soul start singing,
And dry those tear-stained eyes,
There’s a new life and you can breathe in,
You’re gonna see the light on the other side.

Keep on holding on, there’s gonna be a breakthrough,
Keep on holding on, don’t stay buried in that grave.
If He can roll the stone, He can send the darkness running,
It might feel like Friday, but your Sunday’s coming,
It might feel like Friday, but your Sunday’s coming,

(Oh oh), Sunday’s coming,
(Oh oh), Sunday’s coming,

For the mama’s praying for the family,
(Your Sunday’s coming,)
For the daddy’s struggling to make ends meet,
(Your Sunday’s coming,)
And if addiction’s bringing you,to your knees,
(Your Sunday’s coming,)
Oh, if anybody here wants to be set free,
(Your Sunday’s coming,)

Keep on holding on, there’s gonna be a breakthrough,
Keep on holding on, don’t stay buried in that grave,
If He can roll the stone, He can send the darkness running,
It might feel like Friday, but your Sunday’s coming,
It might feel like Friday, but your Sunday’s coming.

END

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A Song For A Sunday.

The Old Rugged Cross.

Easter is the principal festival of the Christian church. The festival celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day following his Crucifixion and death on a cross.
Possibly the word ‘Easter’ itself, which Christians will celebrate next week, is derived from the name ‘Eostre’, or ‘Eostrae’, latter the Anglo-Saxon goddess of Spring and Fertility.

Used In Previous Media Coverage:

This popular hymn, featured hereunder, has been used in (A) On A Pale Horse, played as the last request of a dying man; (B) in Series 3, Episode 3 (Gridlock) of Doctor Who, broadcast to citizens of New New York as they traverse the motorway; (C) in Series 4, Episode 5 of Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, sung by Hetty (played by Patricia Routledge) and a local male voice choir; (D) in the 2019 film Just Mercy, plays in the background as Herbert Richardson is executed, and also (E) in the 2021 Showtime miniseries Dexter: New Blood episode “The Family Business”.

Lyrics: The Methodist hymn was written in 1912 by American evangelist and song-leader George Bennard (1873–1958).
Vocals: American singer-songwriter Alan Jackson (Alan Eugene Jackson)

The Old Rugged Cross.

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
The emblem of suffering and shame,
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best,
For a world of lost sinners was slain.
So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross, (rugged cross),
Till my trophies at last I lay down.
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.
To that old rugged cross I will ever be true,
It’s shame and reproach gladly bear,
Then he’ll call me some day to my home far away,
Where his glory forever I’ll share.
And I’ll cherish the old rugged cross, (rugged cross).
Till my trophies at last I lay down,
And I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.


END

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166 New Members Join An Garda Síochána.

Yesterday morning, 166 new members joined the Irish Garda Síochána police force.

Garda Intake Class No 233.

Intake No 233, having commenced their training on July 31st, 2023, have now completed their Phase 1, Stage 3 training at the Garda Training College, situated in Templemore, Co. Tipperary, and have taken their Oath.

Attestation Oath
“I hereby solemnly and sincerely declare before God [Words “before God” may be omitted from the declaration at the request of the declarant] that:-
* I will faithfully discharge the duties of a member of the Garda Síochána with fairness, integrity, regard for human rights, diligence and impartiality, upholding the Constitution and the laws and according equal respect to all people.
* While I continue to be a member, I will, to the best of my skill and knowledge, discharge all my duties according to law.

* I do not belong to, and will not while I remain a member form, belong to or subscribe to, any political party or secret society whatsoever”.

The Garda “Attestation Oath”, above, is sworn by all members of An Garda Siochana and the Garda Reserve.

Congratulations to all.

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Thurles St Patrick’s Day Parade 2024 – Part 2

An estimated 2,500 viewers attended at the Thurles St Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday afternoon last, March 17th; encouraged out by the bright spring sunshine and the slight increase in the local temperature.

Possibly the largest crowd ever in the history of such parades; people from the Republic of the Philippines, Ukraine, England, São Paulo in Brazil, China, Poland, Italy and Stockholm in Sweden, joined the large number of local residents, who turned out for this most enjoyable of events.

The huge crowds (See also Video Part 1 HERE) that packed Thurles streets, from Friar Street west, through the town centre and unto Barry’s Bridge, were extremely impressed by the colours of floats; the marching groups representing numerous clubs and societies; the bands and other individuals; all taking part.

A huge “Thank You” to the work undertaken by Mr John Kenehan and his committee, and to the many people ‘in yellow jackets’, who successfully ensured the health and safety of the public in attendance.

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Thurles St Patrick’s Day Parade 2024.

Under a clear sunny sky, the Thurles St Patrick’s Day Parade began sharply from Abbey Road Thurles at 2.30pm in Thurles, Co. Tipperary, travelling via Friar Street unto Liberty Square as is usual.
The parade featured two marching bands; namely the Sean Treacy Pipe Band and the C J Kickham Brass Band.

This year the St Patrick’s Day Parade “Guest of Honour”, in keeping with this year’s theme, “Youth: Our Hopes For the Future’, featured Thurles Christian Brothers Secondary School pupil Master Luke Blackwell, latter a winner in the 2024 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

Prior to the start of the parade live music was performed beginning at 1:00pm, with face painting and other side attractions keeping those attending occupied.

The Arch Bar [a favourite abode of the fictional Mikey Ryan], in Liberty Square, hosted a 12-hour Irish Traditional Music Session on the day, to raise funds for the ‘Ciarán’s Cancer Treatment Fund’, latter a seriously ill 4 year old boy, currently undergoing medical treatment for his present condition.

For the first time, RTE television captured video footage of the event; of which a sample of same footage can be VIEWED HERE (Scroll down the page to headline – ‘Limerick, Ennis, Thurles‘).

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