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Union Jack

Above:  The Union Jack

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Henry Burton (1840-1930) was a British Wesleyan Methodist minister.

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O Maker of the Sea and Sky:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/o-maker-of-the-sea-and-sky/

The Day is Past; the Shadows Round:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/07/26/the-day-is-past-the-shadows-round/

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Posted July 27, 2015 by neatnik2009 in Sources B

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O Maker of the Sea and Sky   1 comment

Sunrise Over the Ocean

Above:  Sunrise Over the Ocean

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Text (1905) by Henry Burton (1840-1930)

Hymn Source = The New Hymnal for American Youth (1930)

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1.  O Maker of the sea and sky,

Whose world the stormy winds fulfill,

On the wide ocean thou art night,

Bidding these hearts of ours be still.

2.  What if thy footsteps are not known?

We know thy way is in the sea;

We trace the shadow of thy throne,

Constant amid inconstancy.

3.  Thou bidd’st the north or south wind blow;

The lonely seabird is in thy care;

And in the clouds which come and go,

We see thy chariots everywhere.

4.  The sun that lights the homeland dear

Spreads the new morning o’er the deep;

And in the dark thy stars appear,

Keeping their watches while we sleep.

5.  And so, secure from all alarms,

Thy seas beneath, thy skies above,

Clasped in the everlasting arms,

We rest in thine unslumbering love.

The Day is Past; the Shadows Round   1 comment

Evening Boat Ride

Above:  Evening Boat Ride

Image in the Public Domain

Text (1924) by Henry Burton (1840-1930)

Hymn Source = The New Hymnal for American Youth (1930)

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1.  The day is past; the shadows round are falling;

The light is fading from the western sky;

From the still heavens the evening star is calling,

Bidding us rest for night is drawing nigh.

2.  The toil that prospered harvests for our reaping,

The plans that failed, alike were gifts of love;

All ways are thine, and thine the glorious keeping,

In paths of peace all lighted from above.

3.  Thou makest, Lord, the evening and the morning;

The dark and light are both alike to thee;

And somewhere always new the day is dawning,

Bidding thy waking children, come and see!