Guido Reni born 1575.
James Montgomery born 1771.
Edmund Keane born 1787.
Ernest Howard Crosby born 1856.
Eugene Field died 1895.
Keep me, I pray, in wisdom's way,
That I may truths eternal seek;
I need protecting care to-day—
My purse is light, my flesh is weak.
No one could tell me where my Soul might be,
I searched for God, but God eluded me.
I sought my brother out, and found all three.
—Ernest H. Crosby.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, And he will direct thy paths.
—Proverbs 3. 6.
My Father, may I not face the going down of the sun to-day, looking at life, in a mirror that reflects my own privileges and prejudices, but may I see it as it is, known to those who are living to make it better. May the days to come prove my sincerity in wanting the truth that I might live by it, and help to do good with it. Amen.