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Above:  Meadow Garden, Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, 1939 or 1944

Photographer = Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952)

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/csas/item/csas200800930/)

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-csas-00922

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EDITOR’S NOTE:

My great-grandparents served in Augusta twice–at the Asbury Circuit (late 1914-late 1916) and St. Luke Methodist Episcopal Church, South (late 1927-late 1929).  My great-grandmother wrote this text during one of those stints.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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Be at home in my heart, O my Master,

The door I have set open wide;

I pray thou wouldst deign to enter,

And henceforth with me to abide.

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There is no niche where thou art unwelcome,

No room thou may’st not enter in;

Be at home, and with thy blessed fullness,

Cast out from my heart every sin.

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O Lord, I would be pure and holy,

As fitteth one whose guest thou art,

Nor ever by thought, word, or action,

To thee close the door of my heart.

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Then on that glad day of thy coming,

When all earth thy glory shall see,

With all who have made thee welcome,

May I be at home with thee.

NELLIE SEGUIN FOX BARRETT

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA

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