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God hath not promised skies always blue,
Flower strewn pathways all our lives through;
God hath not promised sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.

Refrain

But God hath promised strength for the day,
Rest for the labor, light for the way,
Grace for the trials, help from above,
Unfailing sympathy, undying love.

2. God hath not promised we shall not know
Toil and temptation, trouble and woe;
He hath not told us we shall not bear
Many a burden, many a care.

3. God hath not promised smooth roads and wide,
Swift, easy travel, needing no guide;
Never a mountain rocky and steep,
Never a river turbid and deep.

Annie Johnson Flint died this date, 9/8/1932, at Clifton Springs, New York.  She was the daughter of Mr. Eldon Johnson but it seems that she was adopted by a family named Flint while small.  Annie attended school in Trenton(Jersey) and became a teacher.  Later, due to severe arthritis (making her immobile), she traded teaching for writing poetry.  Her material appeared in magazines and books.  The above is a lesser known hymn than her “He Giveth More Grace.”  Miss Johnson was born 12/24/1866 at Vineland, New Jersey.

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O to be like Thee! blessèd Redeemer,
This is my constant longing and prayer;
Gladly I’ll forfeit all of earth’s treasures,
Jesus, Thy perfect likeness to wear.

O to be like Thee! O to be like Thee,
Blessèd Redeemer, pure as Thou art;
Come in Thy sweetness, come in Thy fullness;
Stamp Thine own image deep on my heart.

2. O to be like Thee! full of compassion,
Loving, forgiving, tender and kind,
Helping the helpless, cheering the fainting,
Seeking the wandering sinner to find.

3. O to be like Thee! lowly in spirit,
Holy and harmless, patient and brave;
Meekly enduring cruel reproaches,
Willing to suffer others to save.

4. O to be like Thee! Lord, I am coming
Now to receive anointing divine;
All that I am and have I am bringing,
Lord, from this moment all shall be Thine.

5. O to be like Thee! while I am pleading,
Pour out Thy Spirit, fill with Thy love;
Make me a temple meet for Thy dwelling,
Fit me for life and Heaven above.

Thomas Obadiah “T O” Chisholm died “this date” (2011 has no 2/29) 1960 at Ocean Grove, New Jer­sey.  He was a teacher at 16 and an associate newspaper editor (The Franklin Favorite) at 21.  He became a Christian in 1893 (under Henry Clay Morrison). At the persuasion of Morrison, Chisholm moved to Louisville, Kentucky to be the editor of the Pentecostal Herald.

In 1903 Chisholm was ordained a Methodist minister.  After a stint Winona Lake, Indiana, he took up selling insurance and moved to Vineland, New Jersey (1916).  T O Chisholm retired in 1953.  He was born 7/29/1866 at Franklin, Kentucky.

He is said to have published some 800 poems some we know as songs: “Christ Is Risen from the Dead,” “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” “He Was Wounded for Our Transgressions,” “Living for Jesus,” “A New Creature,” “Only in Thee,” “The Prodigal Son,” “What Would We Do Without Jesus?”   to name a few.

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