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Through the bleak and dreary street

Through the bleak and dreary street

Author: A. B. Bragdon
Tune: [Thro' the bleak and dreary street]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. Thro’ the bleak and dreary street,
Where the cold winds keenly blow,
See, a child with bare, chilled feet,
Wandering on ’mid ice and snow;
Houseless, homeless, God’s own Word
Shall its precious comfort be,
As ye did it unto these,
Ye have done it unto Me.

2. In an attic cold and bare,
’Mid the dropping of the rain,
See, a woman, gaunt and wan,
Stitch from morn till morn again,
Fainting, famished, Christian man,
Does not God appeal to thee,
As ye did it unto these,
Ye have done it unto Me

3. When you pass the orphan by,
With averted look of scorn;
While the lone one toils and sighs,
Faint and weak from morn to morn:
Think, there soon shall come a day,
When thy God shall say to thee,
As ye did it unto these,
Ye have done it unto Me.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7756

Author: A. B. Bragdon

Alonzo Burnham Bragdon was born on July 12, 1872 in Monroe, Michigan. He was known to the business world as Bragdon, Jr. He was editor of the Record-Commercial, a weekly paper published at Monroe, Michigan and was active in local journalism practically all his life. After completing the curriculum of the public schools of Monroe, he entered high school, in which he graduated as a member of the class of 1893. He began to sell newspapers when a lad of eleven years of age, and after leaving school he was engaged as a reporter until he had reached his legal age. He became city reporter on the Monroe Democrat and held that position for the ensuing five years. In April, 1900 he opened an office and handled various local papers. He died on Sept… Go to person page >

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First Line: Through the bleak and dreary street
Author: A. B. Bragdon



The Cyber Hymnal #7756
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The Cyber Hymnal #7756

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