Sarah Flower Adams

(1805-1848 / Essex / England)

Part In Peace: Is Day Before Us?

Poem by Sarah Flower Adams

Part in peace: is day before us?
Praise His Name for life and light;
Are the shadows lengthening o’er us?
Bless His care Who guards the night.

Part in peace: with deep thanksgiving,
Rendering, as we homeward tread,
Gracious service to the living,
Tranquil memory to the dead.

Part in peace: such are the praises
God our Maker loveth best;
Such the worship that upraises
Human hearts to heavenly rest.


Comments about Part In Peace: Is Day Before Us? by Sarah Flower Adams

  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (5/2/2020 7:30:00 PM)

    Gracious service to the living,
    Tranquil memory to the dead. very fine poem. tony(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (5/26/2019 3:08:00 AM)

    God
    our maker
    savior
    forgiver
    loveth best(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (3/4/2019 8:14:00 AM)

    A beautiful devotional song in praise of the almighty God and His majesty. Simply great.(Report)Reply

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  • Meshack Bankole (11/18/2015 11:56:00 PM)

    This poem is lyrical in its overview.
    A good chord note would add a scintillating feeling.
    I like the ABAB CDCD EFEF rhythm(Report)Reply

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (11/18/2015 2:35:00 PM)

    Simple sentiments shared elegantly(Report)Reply

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  • Sofia KioroglouSofia Kioroglou (11/18/2015 10:33:00 AM)

    Absolutely sublime! Great poem written by a great poet!(Report)Reply

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  • David WoodDavid Wood (11/18/2015 7:53:00 AM)

    Beautiful hymn, great poet.(Report)Reply

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  • Seema JayaramanSeema Jayaraman (11/18/2015 2:54:00 AM)

    Deep faith and trust laid in God.. always Part In Peace, the sense of calm all pervasive and enables commune with the almighty.. enjoyed reading. thanks for sharing.(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (11/18/2015 2:35:00 AM)

    A wonderful devotional song praising the almighty God for filling our life with bliss and tranquility. Enjoyed the poem. Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem penned by the great soul Sarah Flower Adams.10+++ points.(Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (11/18/2015 1:33:00 AM)

    This is a wonderful poem devoted to the divine bliss of the Almighty that governs us and navigates our journey with the sense of purpose in life. I bow my head and pay my homage to the memory of a distinguished poet- Sara Flower Adams.
    Gracious service to the living,
    Tranquil memory to the dead.(Report)Reply

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  • John SJohn S (11/18/2015 12:49:00 AM)

    I'm not religious but I like the line:
    Part in peace: with deep thanksgiving,
    Rendering, as we homeward tread,
    Gracious service to the living,
    Tranquil memory to the dead.

    May we be gracious to the living and have tranquil memories of our dead loved ones. I like the metaphor of aging closer to death as shadows lengthening over us. And when we die the sun has set and nightfall is upon us. To the religious God is the one who guards the night. I like the alliteration in the last line.

    Nice structure, the syllables are pretty even. Does anyone know if this has a metrical structure?(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (11/18/2015 12:49:00 AM)

    'Life and light'. Nice work.(Report)Reply

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (1/25/2015 5:43:00 AM)

    Human hearts in heavenly rest..... A wonderful imagination of peace and it is very interesting.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004