First Series of Hymns and Songs for the Use of Catholic Schools and Families, &C. [Ed. by H. Formby]

First Series of Hymns and Songs for the Use of Catholic Schools and Families, &C. [Ed. by H. Formby]

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ... company Of those who love thee here below May find their home in heaven with thee. 26. It is a joyful thing to die. (A dialogue between two children.) Brother. It is a joyful thing to die; For though this world is fair, I dream I see a lovelier one, And fancy I am there. Met!links that I am borne away As soon as I have died; And wander round a pleasant place, With an angel by my side. To that bright world I long to go, I would not linger here; Except for gentle mother's sake, And yours, my sister dear. But when I read my book to her, And when I play with you, I quite forget that glorious laud, And hlessed Angel too. Yet oft, when I am wearied grown Of reading and of play, These pleasant dreams come back again-And steal my heart away. And then again I seem to wish, That mother, you, and I Could shut our eyes upon the world, And all together die. Sister. Ah, brother I if indeed it be That heaven is so fair, If it be such a pleasant place, Oh, let us hasten there 1 Our mother wept when father died Until her eyes were dim, And oft I think she longs to go And be at rest with him. Moral. Ah, children dear! you speak a truth Whose depth you little see; Most blest it is to pass from hence In infant purity. Yet blest are also they who live Through years of good and ill, To serve their Lord, and day by day To do his holy will. 27. I am made for God. The sun that gives me heat and light, The moon that cheers the gloom of night; The stars that sparkle in the sky, Like friendly eyes that watch on high: The boundless sea, the spacious land, "Whate'er is great, or rich, or grand;--All these, and more than eye can see, The Lord has made for love of me. And he has made these works divine, To win this wayward heart of mine; To make me do his more

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