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Robert Henry Earnshaw
Born: Circa November 1856, Cliviger, Lancashire, England. Died: Circa November 1933, Todmorden district, Lancashire, England. In 1881, records show Earnshaw as a Professor of Music, living in Cliviger. By 1901, he was an organist in Southport, Lancashire.
The photograph is of Cliviger, Lancashire.
The melody lends itself to many hymns. I like these lyrics:
1 Sweet is the sunlight after rain, And sweet the sleep which follows pain; And sweetly steals the Sabbath rest Upon the world's work-wearied breast.
2 Of heaven the sign, of earth the calm; The poor man's birthright and his balm; God's witness of celestial things; A sun with healing in its wings.
3 New rising in this gospel time, And in its sevenfold light sublime, Blest day of God! we hail its dawn, To gratitude and worship drawn.
4 O nought of gloom and nought of pride Should with the sacred hours abide; At work for God, in loved employ, We lose the duty in the joy.
5 Breathe on us, Lord! our sins forgive, And make us strong in faith to live; Our utmost, sorest need supply, And make us strong in faith to die.