Farewell

Lie down in peace to take thy rest

Author: Bernard Barton
Published in 2 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: Lie down in peace to take thy rest
Title: Farewell
Author: Bernard Barton
Copyright: Public Domain

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Songs in the Night; or Hymns for the Sick and Suffering. 2nd ed. #d90

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The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book #H439

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