Miners’ prayer

In view of your Markham colliery feature in the Derbyshire Times, I wondered if your readers would be interested in the hymn we used to sing in Sunday School (sheer poetry I call it).

Down deep dark mines below the ground

Fathers and brothers toil,

And dig for coal to warm our homes,

And make our kettles boil.

Thank God for coal! God bless the men

Who work in cheerless gloom,

And when their daily toil is done

God bring them safely home. Amen

Margaret Moseley