The lady who was selling this gives her profits to Tear Fund.
This organisation is one that I'm more than happy to support. Next Saturday there's a Chocolate Fiesta over at Saint Mark's, Dundela ... and the proceeds of that are for Tear Fund as well. Nearer the time I'll add a few more details here.
Music edition hymnals sit beside poetry, novels, theological tomes and biographies with some cookery books, Bibles and guides to birds, trees or flowers ... Some of the novels have been read many times ... others are hanging around just waiting for the right moment. I've no idea when it became such a mixture. The original intention was "well loved favourites" ... but we've strayed from that!
Time for bed .... I love the Welsh melody to this evening hymn: Ar hyd y nos.
God, who made the earth and heaven,
darkness and light;
who the day for toil has given,
for rest the night;
may your angel-guards defend us,
slumber sweet your mercy send us,
holy dreams and hopes attend us,
this livelong night.
Church Hymnal number 67
Reginald Heber (1783-1826)