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The dead are like the stars by day

The dead are like the stars by day

Author: Bernard Barton
Published in 27 hymnals

Representative Text

The dead are like the stars by day,
Withdrawn from mortal eye,
Yet holding unperceived their way
Through the unclouded sky.

By them, through holy hope and love,
We feel, in hours serene,
Connected with a world above,
Immortal and unseen.

For death his sacred seal hath set
On bright and bygone hours;
And they we mourn are with us yet,
Are more than ever ours;—

Ours, by the pledge of love and faith,
By hopes of heaven on high;
By trust, triumphant over death,
In immortality.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #353

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 >

Text Information

First Line: The dead are like the stars by day
Author: Bernard Barton
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 27 of 27)

A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #353

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #353

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A Collection of Hymns #466

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Church Harmonies #819

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Hymnal Amore Dei #117

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Hymnal, Amore Dei #117

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d385

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #796

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #796

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Hymns of the Spirit #625

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1126

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d631

Progressive Songster #d124

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #486

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Songs of the Soul #397

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1126

The Choralist #d333

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #1433

The Gospel Hymnal #d574

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The Gospel Psalmist #710

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The Morning Stars Sang Together #77

The New Christian Harp. 10th ed. #d223

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The Psalms of Life #125

The Spiritual Harp #d212

Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d406

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Vestry Harmonies #141b

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