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Maria Matilda Penstone (M. M. Penstone)   Leave a comment

Union Jack

Above:  The Union Jack

Image in the Public Domain

Maria Matilda Penstone (1859-1910), who published books about the education of children under the name “M. M. Penstone,” was the Head Mistress of the Home and Colonial School Society’s High School for Girls and Training School for Kindergarten Teachers, Highbury, London, England.


God Bless All the Workers:

Praise to God for Things We See:


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Praise to God for Things We See   1 comment

Daisy flower with petals on the green grass

Above:  Daisy

Image in the Public Domain

Text by Maria Matilda Penstone (1859-1910)

Hymn Source = The Hymn Book of the Anglican Church of Canada and the United Church of Canada (1971)


1.  Praise to God for things we see,

the growing flower, the waving tree,

Our mother’s face, the bright blue sky

where birds and clouds go floating by;

praise to God for seeing.

2.  Praise to God for things we hear,

for sounds of friends who laugh and cheer,

the merry bells, the song of birds,

for stories, tunes, and kindly words;

praise to God for hearing.

God Bless All the Workers   1 comment

Labor Day Parade

Above:  Labor Day Parade, 1910

Image Creator = Bain News Service

Image Source = Library of Congress

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-ggbain-14667

Text by Maria Matilda Penstone (1859-1910)

Hymn Source = The Church School Hymnal for Youth (1928)


1.  God bless all the workers

Laboring for men’s good,

Who in fields and cities

Seek our daily food.

Those in mines and workshops,

Those who sail the sea,

Lord, in all our labors,

May we think on Thee.


Lord, to all the workers

May Thy grace be given;

While on earth they labor

Lift their hearts to heaven.

2.  Jesus was a Worker,

Toiled by Joseph’s side,

Brother to all workers,

Dwelling far and wide.

Jesus! to the workers

Strength and comfort bring,

Thou dost know our labors;

Be the workers’ King!