You teach us not to live for self
but to reach out to all;
Open our eyes to dawn’s bright rays
Community our call.
You gave Jack Winslow the insight
that makes fraternity:
And through our eyes see dawn’s bright rays
On our community.
With eloquence and phrases wise
Jack Winslow’s pen did write:
So may our eyes bask in dawn’s rays –
Community’s delight .
Today we come to praise our God;
Our Rule inscribes our heart:
With dawn we realise joy’s rays
- Ted Witham tssf 2021
Metre: 8686 St Botolph TiS 223
Lucius TiS 442(ii)
Crimond TiS 10
Jack Winslow loved Job 3:9 so much that he used the image for the title of his ‘memories, reflections and hopes’, The Eyelids of the Dawn (Hodder & Stoughton, 1954)
Let the stars of its twilight be dark, Let it wait for light, and there is none, And let it not look on the eyelids of the dawn. Job 3:9 (Young’s Literal Translation)