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Abide With Me, O Master   Leave a comment

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Above:  The Right Reverend Robert C. Wright, Bishop of Atlanta, at St. Clare’s Episcopal Church, Blairsville, Georgia, February 16, 2014

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Abide with me, O Master,

Throughout each weary day;

Shine through my eyes,

Let not my lips

Thy constant love betray

By uttered word of dark distrust;

But e’en through all my pain

Witness to Thy sustaining grace

Till I am healed again.

Then, as a prisoned bird set free,

Trills forth in joyous song,

This happy heart,

So may my life

In love Thy praise prolong.

NELLIE SEGUIN FOX BARRETT

MARCH 9, 1927 COMMON ERA

WINDER, GEORGIA

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Our Two Years in Winder   Leave a comment

History and Directory fst Methodist Winder 1948

Above:  The Cover of the History and Directory of First Methodist Church, Winder, Georgia, 1948

Source for all images = Randolph Fleming Taylor

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George Washington Barrett (1873-1956), my great-grandfather, served as pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (1845-1939) congregation at Winder, Georgia, from late 1925 to 1927.  (The Methodists used to move their clergy close to Thanksgiving.)  In 1948 he had been retired for three years.  Here are my great-grandfather’s written recollections of his time in that town.

I wonder if these were the sermon notes he used that first Sunday in Winder.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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George W Barrett Winder

George W Barrett Winder pg 2

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