Archive for January 14th, 2009

Water is the great Divider – Creeks separate counties,

                                               Rivers  separate  countries,

                                               Oceans separate continents.


Fire is the great “Uniter” –   The family hearth

                                                The woodsy campfire

                                                The building in the community. 

 –eab, 1/8/09  

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If you feel at home in Egypt’s “clime,”

Happy to give it your energy and time,

Not minding its sin, yes, and slime;

Then you’re a poor, lost sinner, My Friend.


If you’re out of sin but wand’ring wild,

Out of sin, but very much a child 

Wanting religion – Please “keep it mild.”

Then you’re a carnal Christian, My Friend.


If you’ve approached Jordan at high tide,

Have, by faith, crossed its waters, floody and wide

And know now the Spirit doth abide,

You’re a holy believer, My Friend.


Is there more to this Egypt-toward-Canaan walk?

Yes, circle Jericho, circle without talk,

And by all means, avoid Achan’s balk,

There is growth in Canaan land, My Friend.  – eab, 1/14/07       

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“It Came upon the Midnight Clear”

It came upon the midnight clear,
That glorious song of old,
From angels bending near the earth,
To touch their harps of gold;
“Peace on the earth, good will to men,
From Heaven’s all gracious King.”
The world in solemn stillness lay,
To hear the angels sing.

Edmund Hamilton Sears died this date (1/14/1876) in Weston, MA.  Words to this carol are said to have been published 12/29/1849.

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