Scripture Verse

At Thy right hand are pleasures forevermore.@Psalm 16:11
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Margaret E. Sangster
(1838–1912)

Words: Mar­ga­ret E. Sang­ster, in On the Road Home (Har­per & Bro­thers, 1893).

Music: Deo Gra­ti­as Grace W. Co­nant, in Wor­ship and Song, by Win­ches­ter & Co­nant, 1913 (🔊 pdf nwc); some hym­nals show the com­pos­er as A. B. Ponsonby, Conant’s pseu­do­nym.

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Fishing Boats Coming into Brindisi Harbor
Sanford R. Gifford (1823–1880)

The ships glide in at the harbor’s mouth,
And the ships sail out to sea;
And the wind that sweeps from the sunny south
Is sweet as sweet can be.
There’s a world of toil and a world of pain,
And a world of trouble and care,
But O in a world where our Father reigns,
There is gladness everywhere!

The harvest waves in the breezy morn,
And the men go forth to reap;
The fullness comes to the tasseled corn,
Whether we wake or sleep.
And far on the hills by feet untrod
There are blossoms that scent the air,
For O in this world of our Father, God,
There is beauty everywhere!