Scripture Verse

At Thy right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11


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.

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Co­nant (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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!