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
Hymn, Tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools #28Page Scan
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
The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #64Page Scan
The Sunday School Liturgy. (4th ed.) #98Page Scan
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