OCTOBER THIRD

  • Robert Barclay died 1690.
  • George Bancroft born 1800.
  • William Morris died 1896.

Come hither, lads, and harken,

For a tale there is to tell

Of the wonderful days a-coming,

When all shall be better than well.

Come, then, let us cast off fooling,

And put by ease and rest,

For the cause alone is worthy

Till the good days bring the best.

—William Morris.


Man's life is but a working day

Whose tasks are set aright;

A time to work, a time to pray,

And then a quiet night.

And then, please God, a quiet night

Where palms are green and robes are white;

A long-drawn breath, a balm for sorrow,

And all things lovely on the morrow.

—Christina G. Rossetti.

 

And the ransomed of Jehovah shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads. 

—Isaiah 61. 11.

 

Heavenly Father, help me to see that before the night thou hadst planned the morning, and that thou hast never sent the night without the hope of the morning. Before I rest in the night may I be ready for the morning. Amen.