The dead are like the stars by day

The dead are like the stars by day

Author: Bernard Barton
Published in 27 hymnals

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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Withdrawn from mortal eye,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 >

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



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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #353Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #353Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #466Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #606Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #819Page Scan
Hymnal Amore Dei #117Page Scan
Hymnal, Amore Dei #117Page Scan
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d385
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #796Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #796Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #625Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1126Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d631
Progressive Songster #d124
Songs for Social and Public Worship #486Page Scan
Songs of the Soul: gathered out of many lands and ages #397Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1126Page Scan
The Choralist #d333
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #1433Page Scan
The Gospel Hymnal #d574
The Gospel Psalmist #710Page Scan
The Morning Stars Sang Together: a book of religious songs for Sunday schools and the home circle #77Page Scan
The New Christian Harp. 10th ed. #d223
The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #125Page Scan
The Spiritual Harp #d212
Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d406
Vestry Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for all occasions of social worship #141bPage Scan
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