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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

'Tis a simple twilight picture

'Tis a simple twilight picture

Author: Charles Gould Beede
Published in 1 hymnal

Author: Charles Gould Beede

Charles Gould Beede was born October 27, 1843 in Providence County, Rhode Island. He married his first wife in January 1870 and they had a son in November 1870. His first marriage later ended in divorce. He married Lillian Barker in 1897 in Iowa. She was 27 years old and he was 54 years old. They were both poets. His Soul Shadows and Reincarnated: a romance of the soul were published in 1908. Lillian Barker Beede's Through the Mists was published in 1910. Dianne Shapiro from Find a Grave Memorial website (accessed 10/25/2020 and Annals of Iowa: a historical quarterly (Third Series, Vol. XI, No. 1, April 1913) Go to person page >

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First Line: 'Tis a simple twilight picture
Author: Charles Gould Beede
Refrain First Line: Now I lay down to sleep
Copyright: Public Domain


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Songs and Stories of Mother, Childhood, and Home #d50

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