Christian Poetry, a Selection by E. Farr

Christian Poetry, a Selection by E. Farr

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...listen, when of saints the least May boldly cry, --" Incarnate Love is mine!" The Christian Life. PERFECT PEACE. Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind te stayed on thee." Isa. xxvi. 3. HUMILITY Doth mark The child of heaven within salvation's ark; Through all his hallow'd ways He harps the hymn of ever-deep'ning praise, For mercies which surpass The power of numbers to recount, or class;--Yet, sins as sumless claim a constant tear, That God, by prayer invoked, may hush all guilty fear. But humble though the hearts Of God's own children, this their creed imparts, --A boldness to believe That Christ is near them, when his chosen grieve: Though each an atom seem Lost in vast glories which around Him stream, Each individual heart and lonely mind In Christ a Brother clasps, and bears its doom resign'd. No mere Abstractions dead, By science out of arid reason bred, And call'd creation's laws, Which Sense adoreth as presiding Cause, --A faith divine can own; But o'er all life perceives the Saviour's throne; A God tripersonal believers love, And in Emmanuel's name seek all they find above. Though moral earthquakes shock The Systems round us, till they reel and rock; While mad Opinion rules, And Satan out of pride begets dark schools Of sentiment, or sin, Which scorn without, and stifle truth within.--A more than halcyon in his bosom reigns, Who hath a Heart in heaven which echoes all his pains. Unstable is weak earth; And nothing which in space, or time, has birth, A resting-place can give To Souls who on this tearful world must live; Since wayward passions will Haunt the vex'd world, and never leave it still;--The gnawing fever of some inward pain Is all unchristian hearts from their false life obtain. But, there is peace divine, more

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  • English
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