Archive for March 28th, 2009

God is more Divine than we understand –  


– satan is more devilish than we know.  – eab, 3/28/09

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I looked around at the sky tonight,

At the time just before the dark.

I looked to see the stars bright;

They always thrill my heart.


I looked but the sky was bare.

It seemed I looked in vain;

As if there were no stars up there,

At least none that were plain.


But then – What I “seeked,”

A pin-hole in the sky.

As if you had a bucket that leaked,

And were searching the reason why.


And then, close, another light appeared,

Couldn’t be far.

Two, to light the night,

The duty of a star.


There must be many more out;

Now, the sky must be ablaze.

As these silently “shout,”

His glory and His praise.  – eab, 3/1966

Written in Cincinnati, Ohio while working on my Bachelors (literature major) at God’s Bible School and College.

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“O Beautiful for Spacious Skies”


O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain;
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood,
From sea to shining sea.


O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved,
And mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine,
Till all success be nobleness,
And every gain divine.


O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam,
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self control,
Thy liberty in law.


Katharine Lee Bates died this date (3/28/1929) at Well­es­ley, Mass­a­chu­setts.  She was born Au­gust 12, 1859 at Fal­mouth, Mass­a­chu­setts the daughter of a minister.  Bates penned the above patriotic song in 1904.

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