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Archive for July 7th, 2009

Too many wage war –

 

           to grab war wage$                              

– eab, 1/21/09 

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Second hand, left-overs. and clothes handed down,

Have all been a part of your life.

Since you agreed to be,

A mate to me,

A poor teacher’s wife.

Second-hand is a thought, at which people frown,

(Antique is a fancy word.)

The left-overs some dread,

– Our daily bread –

Others waste; how absurd!

 

“Hand-me-down” clothes (despised adjectives to nouns),

You have re-made by the sack.

These three things are not all,

I could recall,

The list would not slack.

Darling, you’re the best mate and mother ’round.

I’m glad you’ve married me,

And became the mother,

(Like no other).

Does one, plus one, make three?

           – eab, 7/73

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When the storms of life are raging,
Stand by me (stand by me);
When the storms of life are raging,
Stand by me (stand by me);
When the world is tossing me
Like a ship upon the sea
Thou Who rulest wind and water,
Stand by me (stand by me).

In the midst of tribulation,
Stand by me (stand by me);
In the midst of tribulation,
Stand by me (stand by me);
When the hosts of hell assail,
And my strength begins to fail,
Thou Who never lost a battle,
Stand by me (stand by me).

In the midst of faults and failures,
Stand by me (stand by me);
In the midst of faults and failures,
Stand by me (stand by me);
When I do the best I can,
And my friends misunderstand,
Thou Who knowest all about me,
Stand by me (stand by me).

In the midst of persecution,
Stand by me (stand by me);
In the midst of persecution,
Stand by me (stand by me);
When my foes in battle array
Undertake to stop my way,
Thou Who savèd Paul and Silas,
Stand by me (stand by me).

When I’m growing old and feeble,
Stand by me (stand by me);
When I’m growing old and feeble,
Stand by me (stand by me);
When my life becomes a burden,
And I’m nearing chilly Jordan,
O Thou “Lily of the Valley,”
Stand by me (stand by me).

Charles Albert Tindley was born this date, 7/7/1851 at Berlin, Maryland.  He was born into slavery but rose above it to pastor a large Methodist church in Philadelphia.  He also wrote “Nothing Between” “Leave It There” and “By and By.”  Tindlay died 7/26/1933.

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