Saturday, June 11, 2011


Welcome to "Quaint Words!”

These posts will contain thoughts, poems, and prayers from old books that I have found at antique stores, flea markets, and garage sales (with an occasional treasure from a bookstore).

I love the rhythm and sound of the older English language, and am blessed by other believers who have gone before me!

"The New Testament abounds in convincing proofs of the power of prayer. Almost all the great events recorded in its sacred pages stand connected with prayer...

Having, thus, placed before the reader so many examples of the importance, the prominence, and the power of prayer; and also having furnished him with so many encouragements and exhortations to engage in this most hallowed exercise, we shall, now, close with a precious clause from the epistle of James, namely, 'let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.'

My God! is any hour so sweet,
From blush of morn to evening star,
As that which calls me to Thy feet -
The hour of prayer.

Blest is that tranquil hour of morn,
And blest that hour of solemn eve,
When, on the wings of faith up-borne,
The world I leave.

For then a day-spring shines on me,
Brighter than morn's ethereal glow;
And richer dews descend from Thee
Than earth can know.

Lord, till I reach that blissful shore,
No privilege so dear shall be,
As thus my inmost soul to pour,
In prayer to Thee."

(From "Things Old and New" by Anonymous, c. 1859)

(A listing of books and authors, and also dates of individual postings from those books, will be found on my "QUAINT WORDS" page)

BLOG = "Blessedly Leaning On God!"


  1. A day without prayer, makes one weak.

  2. AMEN!This is so beautiful.
    God Bless,

  3. This is beautiful. I'm a confessed lover of poetry, and this would be an example why.

    "Let him ask in faith, nothing wavering."
    That wavering part is going to be my word study this morning. I suspect it is a kindred word to one that I studied on Saturday (when I should have read this)

  4. Sandie - So very true! And seven days with prayer makes one blessed week!!

    Ginger - I'm so glad you enjoyed this. It's fun to be able to share quaint words with other people!

    Debbie - I thought of you when posting this poetry (thought the Duchess might appreciate it, too). Wavering is a good word to ponder - reminds me of the verse about asking for wisdom. How we need to do it without wavering...or we'll be tossed to and fro. Goodness, the time I've spent tossing and froing...



"So [I] have been greatly encouraged in the midst of [my] troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives [me] new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How [I] thank God for you!" (1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

Thanks for your comments - it is such a joy to be sharing my journey with friends like YOU!

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