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Archive for July 15th, 2009

It is easier to leave behind the world’s things

           than it is the world’s thinking! 

– eab, 1/24/07

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 Shake the foundations of her life,

Awake the fears of future strife,

Rake-off the worldliness so rife,

Make her a truly Biblical wife.

          – eab, 7/15/08

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“The Unclouded Day”

 O they tell me of a home far beyond the skies,
O they tell me of a home far away;
O they tell me of a home where no storm clouds rise,
O they tell me of an unclouded day.

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O the land of cloudless day,
O the land of an unclouded day,
O they tell me of a home where no storm clouds rise,
O they tell me of an unclouded day.

2.

O they tell me of a home where my friends have gone,
O they tell me of that land far away,
Where the tree of life in eternal bloom
Sheds its fragrance through the unclouded day.

3.

O they tell me of a King in His beauty there,
And they tell me that mine eyes shall behold
Where He sits on the throne that is whiter than snow,
In the city that is made of gold.

4.

O they tell me that He smiles on His children there,
And His smile drives their sorrows all away;
And they tell me that no tears ever come again
In that lovely land of unclouded day.

 

Josiah K Allwood was born this date, 7/15/1828, Harrison County, Ohio (Cadizo is the county seat).  He was a circuit riding preacher for the United Brethren in Christ.  About 1890 Allwood is said to have been returning home on a clear moonlit night when he wrote the words and composed the melody to the song “O They Tell Me of a Home Far Beyond the Skies.”  He died 1/13/1909, at Mo­ren­ci, Mi­chi­gan.

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