Tombstone Tuesday: He sang out Amen!

The following lines are on the tombstone of Peter Snell, for 35 years parish clerk of Crayford, Kent, England:

The life of this clerk was just three score and ten,
During half of which time he had sang out, amen!
In his youth he married, like other young men;
His wife died one day, so he chanted, amen!
A second he took, she departed, — what then?
He married and buried a third with — amen!
Thus his joys and his sorrows were treble, but then
His voice was deep bass, as he chanted, amen!
On the horn he could blow as well as most men,
But his horn was exalted in blowing, amen!
He lost all his wind after three score and ten,
And here with three wives he waits till again
The trumpet shall rouse him to sing out, amen!

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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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