Henry Townsend
Henry Townsend lived and
Every Anglican won't forget;
Nigerian Anglicans won't forget.
Reverend Townsend wrote first
Yoruba hymns the congregation read.

Thomas B Freeman was there when
On 1846 Abeokuta, the rock city
Welcome Townsend, a mission man.
Noble enough to boost humanity_
Soon he started the publishing of
Ever first bilingual paper in Nigeria.
Now dead but death can never
Delete his good works from our memory.

Enunwa Chukwudinma S.
aka sanueldpoetry
(the Leo with wings flying)

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