Archive for May 10th, 2009

Eternity –


          eating away at the sandy shore of time  


                        – eab, 4/25/09

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God instituted marriage, 

When He gave Adam, Eve.

Christ’s first miracle was performed,

At a wedding I believe.


What the Almighty has joined

Let not man put apart.

Imagine the pain, O the loss,

Of a cold, dissected heart.


This earth’s greatest union,

A man and his faithful wife.

Always loving, as Christ the church,

Joined for living and for life.


Forty and six years ago today,

Two became one;

(An initial changed; C. to B.)

For better – worse, for tears – fun.


For children, and their children,

For gray hairs or none.

Years that spell problems and battles,

Here there a victory won.


Forty six.  May many more

Belong to Mom and Dad.

Making your lives rich in Christ’s love,

Now, and eternally glad. 

– eab, 5/73

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 My Father is rich in houses and lands,
He holdeth the wealth of the world in His hands!
Of rubies and diamonds, of silver and gold,
His coffers are full, He has riches untold.


I’m a child of the King,
A child of the King:
With Jesus my Savior,
I’m a child of the King.


My Father’s own Son, the Savior of men,
Once wandered on earth as the poorest of them;
But now He is pleading our pardon on high,
That we may be His when He comes by and by.


I once was an outcast stranger on earth,
A sinner by choice, an alien by birth,
But I’ve been adopted, my name’s written down,
An heir to a mansion, a robe and a crown.


A tent or a cottage, why should I care?
They’re building a palace for me over there;
Though exiled from home, yet still may I sing:
All glory to God, I’m a child of the King.

 John Bunnell Sumner died this date (5/10/1918) Binghamton, NY.  He was a Methodist who wrote the music to “I’m a Child of the King.”  Sumner was born 3/25/1838, Wyalusing, PA.

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