- Johann Sebastian Bach born 1685.
- Archbishop Cranmer burnt at Oxford 1556.
- Jean Paul Richter born 1763.
- Henry Kirke White born 1785.
Thou art not stern to me;
Sad monitress! I own thy sway,
A votary sad in every day,
I bend my knee to thee,
From sun to sun
My race will run;
I only bow, and say, My God, thy will be done!
Gracious Father, help me to respond cheerfully when called upon to give. May I never repent of tenderness which others fail to appreciate, but may I be glad of all that I give and for all I receive. Amen.