Archive for October 7th, 2010

If you like light, walk in the light,



you will have heavenly light forever.



If you do not like light and walk in darkness,



you’ll have outer darkness forever.


– eab, 10/7/10

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A general from Syria came,

As a leper – he had that shame,

Wise action followed unwise speech,

Assenting, he walked Jordan’s “beach,”

He went clean home without blame. (2Ki 5.1)

                – eab, Oct. ‘05

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Come, ye thankful people, come, raise the song of harvest home;
All is safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin.
God our Maker doth provide for our wants to be supplied;
Come to God’s own temple, come, raise the song of harvest home.


All the world is God’s own field, fruit unto His praise to yield;
Wheat and tares together sown unto joy or sorrow grown.
First the blade and then the ear, then the full corn shall appear;
Lord of harvest, grant that we wholesome grain and pure may be.


For the Lord our God shall come, and shall take His harvest home;
From His field shall in that day all offenses purge away,
Giving angels charge at last in the fire the tares to cast;
But the fruitful ears to store in His garner evermore.


Even so, Lord, quickly come, bring Thy final harvest home;
Gather Thou Thy people in, free from sorrow, free from sin,
There, forever purified, in Thy garner to abide;
Come, with all Thine angels come, raise the glorious harvest home.


Henry Alford was born this date 10/7/1810, at Blooms­bu­ry, Mid­dle­sex, London, England He wrote “Come Ye Thankful People,” 1844

For his own ep­i­taph, he wrote: “The inn of a pil­grim tra­vel­ing to Je­ru­sa­lem.”


At age sixteen Alford penned in his Bi­ble “I do this day in the pre­sence of God and my own soul re­new my cov­e­nant with God and sol­emn­ly de­ter­mine hence­forth to be­come his and to do his work as far as in me lies.”


Alford at­tend­ed Il­min­ster Gram­mar School and Trin­i­ty Coll­ege, Cam­bridge.  For twenty years he worked on The New Testament in Greek.  He died 1/12/1871 at Can­ter­bu­ry, Kent, Eng­land.

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