Friday, January 02, 2009

In His Steps to Tread

I've been reorganizing things in my house this past week. It's been interesting, as I'm finding all kinds of things I forgot about, or didn't even know I had. One such thing fell out of an old book I was moving around (I have several very old books, some first editions even). I have no idea how old it is (it's a small card), but it's old enough, made in Great Britain...says Mowbrays 5002 on the back.

Here are the words:



God grant you in His steps to tread,
Who came to earth today,
That through His grace you may be led
Along life's thorny way:
Oh, may He satisfy your needs,
With living water sweet,
That flows through Paradisal meads,
S
traight from His Mercy Seat.
Oh, may He grant you each desire
Within your heart that springs,
Your every thought with love inspire,
For HIM, the King of Kings.
~H.M. Burnside

I guess it's a Christmas card. Sounds like it, doesn't it? It is signed Charlotte Pan (or something like that), but no date. Anyway, it was a real treat to discover this afternoon!

I just Googled "H.M. Burnside" and discovered a number of her works listed on eBay. She apparently was a songwriter, verse writer, and artist during the latter part of the 19th century. One of her works was listed for $300, "rare," so now I'm wondering if I have something valuable on my hands as well as something pretty and sweet???

1 comment:

si1verback said...

i also have a card like that would be nice to find more out.
if you have any info or could help to point me in the right direction to find info on H.M.Burnside i would be gratefull.