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Thoughts at Sunrise   Leave a comment

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Above:  Sunrise in the Alleghenies, Circa 1880s

Image Creator = Gibson & Company, Cincinnati, Ohio

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2003655692/)

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-pga-03214

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I wake today as the sun

Began to climb the sky,

And send its rays o’er all the earth

With more than dew to dry.

For it had rained the night before,

A gentle, cooling rain

That washed God’s earth, the grass and trees

And made them clean again.

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Oh, that God would send a rain

Upon this heart of mine,

And wash it as He washed the earth

With gentle drops, so fune.

‘twould be a new day in my life,

The sun would brighter be,

And darkness would be left behind;

My heart would then be free.

RANDOLPH WINBURN BARRETT

AUGUST 17, 1932 COMMON ERA

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Posted August 10, 2013 by neatnik2009 in Mornings, Randolph Winburn Barrett (1905-?)

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Sunrise   Leave a comment

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Above:  Sunrise from the South Battery, Charleston, South Carolina

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/det1994015831/PP/)

Reproduction Number = LC-D4-34727

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Riding over heav’n’s highway,

Is day’s bright king–the sun.

its light is flung o’er all the earth,

As sunrise greets each one.

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Dawn’s gray mist is rolled away,

And darkness turned to light,

Morn’s bright rays seem brighter still

When foll’wing shades of night.

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Light brings work, and work brings life,

A life like God’s own Son,

Light brings sight, and sight brings joy,

The joy of work well-done.

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Christ arose in dawn’s gray mist

And rolled it all away;

Christ arose and brought the light

That brings our happy day.

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Words of angels at his tomb

Ring clear o’er ev’ry way:

Christ is risen, and has brought

The light–eternal day.

RANDOLPH WINBURN BARRETT

JULY 26, 1932 COMMON ERA