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Archive for September 5th, 2010

Elijah

Elijah was “king” for the hour.

When pagans tried to show power,

Their gods heard them not,

His God the fire brought.

Deeds made the queen a tad sour.

                (1Ki 19.2)                               – eab, 3/3/05

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King of my life, I crown Thee now,
Thine shall the glory be;
Lest I forget Thy thorn crowned brow,
Lead me to Calvary.

Refrain

Lest I forget Gethsemane,
Lest I forget Thine agony;
Lest I forget Thy love for me,
Lead me to Calvary.

2. Show me the tomb where Thou wast laid,
Tenderly mourned and wept;
Angels in robes of light arrayed
Guarded Thee whilst Thou slept.

3. Let me like Mary, through the gloom,
Come with a gift to Thee;
Show to me now the empty tomb,
Lead me to Calvary.

4. May I be willing, Lord, to bear
Daily my cross for Thee;
Even Thy cup of grief to share,
Thou hast borne all for me.

Jennie Evelyn Hussey died this date, 9/5/1958 at Concord, New Hampshire.  She was born into a Quaker family and began writing poetry as a girl living in rural New Hampshire, where she lived most of her life.  She penned “Lead Me to Calvary” (1921). Jennie was born 2/8/1874 at Henniker, New Hampshire.

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