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Before I close my eyes in sleep

Before I close my eyes in sleep

Author: Bernard Barton
Published in 8 hymnals

Author: Bernard Barton

Barton, Bernard, commonly known as the "Quaker Poet," was born in London Jan. 31, 1784, and educated at a Quaker school at Ipswich. In 1798 he was apprenticed to Mr. S. Jesup, a shopkeeper at Halstead, Essex, with whom he remained until 1806, when he removed to Woodbridge, Suffolk, and entered into business with his brother, as a coal and corn merchant. On the death of his wife at the end of the first year of their married life, he proceeded to Liverpool, where he acted as a private tutor for a short time. He returned to Woodbridge in 1810, where he secured an engagement in the local bank of the Messrs. Alexander. This appointment he held for 40 years. He died at Woodbridge, Feb. 19, 1849. During the same year his daughter published his Poe… Go to person page >

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First Line: Before I close my eyes in sleep
Author: Bernard Barton
Copyright: Public Domain

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Grammar School Hymn Book #d27

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Hymn, Tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools #28

Hymns and Poetry for the Young #d15

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d47

Hymns for Sunday School Worship #d7

Portsmouth Sunday School Hymn Book #d16

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The School Hymn-Book #64

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The Sunday School Liturgy. (4th ed.) #98

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