- Diego R. Velasquez born 1599.
- Pierre Corneille born 1606.
- Nathan Hale born 1755.
- Sir John Stainer born 1840.
Are the keys on which it plays.
O'er every shelving rock its touch grows firmer,
Resounding notes to raise.
Were smooth as ocean strand,
There were no theme for gratitude and wonder
At God's delivering hand.
My Father, if rain may come to-day, may I realize its help, with the power of the sun, to increase life; and may its influence be sweet and wholesome to me, as I learn that sadness is temporary and will disappear with the coming of gladness. May I go search for the joy that may be mine to-day. Amen.