O be not faithless, with the morn

O be not faithless, with the morn

Author: Bernard Barton
Published in 12 hymnals

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O, be not faithless! with the morn
Cast thou abroad thy grain!
At noontide faint not thou forlorn,
At evening sow again!
Blessed are they, whate’er betide,
Who thus all waters sow beside.

Thou knowest not which seed shall grow,
Or which may die, or live;
In faith, and hope, and patience, sow!
The increase God shall give,
According to His gracious will,—
As best his purpose may fulfil.

O, could our inward eye but view,
Our hearts but feel aright,
What faith, and love, and hope, can do,
By their celestial might,
We should not say, till these be dead,
The power of miracle is fled.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #297

Author: Bernard Barton

Barton, Bernard, commonly known as the "Quaker Poet," was born in London Jan. 31, 1784, and educated at a Quaker school at Ipswich. In 1798 he was apprenticed to Mr. S. Jesup, a shopkeeper at Halstead, Essex, with whom he remained until 1806, when he removed to Woodbridge, Suffolk, and entered into business with his brother, as a coal and corn merchant. On the death of his wife at the end of the first year of their married life, he proceeded to Liverpool, where he acted as a private tutor for a short time. He returned to Woodbridge in 1810, where he secured an engagement in the local bank of the Messrs. Alexander. This appointment he held for 40 years. He died at Woodbridge, Feb. 19, 1849. During the same year his daughter published his Poe… Go to person page >

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #297Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #297Page Scan
Christian Science Hymnal #177Page Scan
Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #177aPage Scan
Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #177bPage Scan
Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #177cPage Scan
Christian Science Hymnal: a selection of spiritual songs #177Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d448
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #625Page Scan
Hymns of the Church, Ancient and Modern: for the use of all who love to sing the praises of God in Christ, in the family, the school, or the church; with a discourse on music as a divine ordinance... #390Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #573Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #959Page Scan



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