A friend's benediction

Reference Number:- Darby Number:- Godden Number:-
sb 140  151 323
 

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coloured title words
 
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was kindly donated by
Jenni Redman, Great Britain
 
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Words:

 
 
 
A FRIEND'S
BENEDICTION.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

image of flowers,
with words beneath:

 

A TOKEN OF ESTEEM

 

MAY THE BLESSING OF THY GOD
WAIT UPON THEE;

MAY THE SUN OF GLORY SHINE
AROUND THY HEAD;

AND MAY THE GATES OF
PLENTY, HONOUR, AND HAPPINESS

BE ALWAYS OPEN
TO THEE AND THINE.

MAY NO SORROW
DISTRESS THY DAYS,

NO STRIFE DISTURB THY NIGHTS,
AND

MAY THE PILLOW OF PEACE
KISS THY CHEEK,

AND
PLEASURE OF IMAGINATION

ATTEND THY DREAMS,
AND WHEN LENGTH OF YEARS MAKE

THEE TIRED OF EARTHLY JOYS,
AND THE CURTAINS OF DEATH

GENTLY CLOSE
AROUND THE LAST SCENE

OF THY EXISTENCE,
MAY

THE ANGELS OF GOD
ATTEND THY BED,

AND
TAKE CARE THAT THE EXPIRING

LAMP OF LIFE
SHALL NOT RECEIVE ONE RUDE BLAST

TO HASTEN ITS EXTINCTION;
AND, FINALLY -

MAY
THE SAVIOUR'S BLOOD

WASH THEE FROM ALL IMPURITY,
AND, AT LAST,

USHER THEE INTO A LAND
OF EVERLASTING

PEACE,
WHERE SORROW AND SIGHING

ARE UNKNOWN.

 

Size of Silk:
20.5cm long by 5.4cm wide
Alternative back-ground colours:
 
Comments:
Signed: "T.STEVENS COVENTRY" on back at pointed end:

Stevens logo on the reverse pointed end of this bookmark
Stevens logo on the reverse pointed end of this bookmark

 



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