God's Garden

Behold God's Garden! Resting here

Author: H. Petursson; Translator: Charles Venn Pilcher
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Behold God's Garden! Resting here
Soft sleep till dawn God's children dear.
Whene'er thou passest by this place
Breathe low a fervent prayer for grace.
Death ponder; then, with hope up-borne,
Think on the Resurrection Morn.

Author: H. Petursson

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Translator: Charles Venn Pilcher

Pilcher, Charles Venn. (Oxford, June 4, 1879--July 4, 1961, Sydney, Australia). Anglican. Grandnephew of Charlotte Elliott. Hertford College, Oxford, B.A., 1902; M.A., 1905; B.D., 1909; D.D., 1921. Curacies at Birmingham, 1903-1905; St. James, Toronto, 1910-1916; taught theology at Auckland Castle, England, 1905-1906, and at Wycliffe College, Toronto, 1916-1936. Elected coadjutor bishop of Sydney, Australia, at the instance of a former Wycliffe colleague, Archbishop Mowll. He composed hymn tunes and other music, and long played bass clarinet in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Also, he translated and published much devotional material from Iceland, notably Iceland Christian Classics (1950). These side interests, like his hymn writing, merely… Go to person page >

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First Line: Behold God's Garden! Resting here
Title: God's Garden
Author: H. Petursson
Translator: Charles Venn Pilcher
Language: English