Jesus the Messiah, a Narrative Poem and Metrical Paraphrase of the Gospel Story

Jesus the Messiah, a Narrative Poem and Metrical Paraphrase of the Gospel Story

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...the elder son was in the field (A jealous-hearted man), And as he came anigh the house, there pealed The sound of music, and the rhythmic tread Of dance; and to a servant said The elder brother, --' What do these things mean?' 'Thy brother is come. Such joy was never seen, Thy father hath killed the fatted calf, And hence the sound of joy and laugh, Because thy brother safe and sound Hath home returned: was lost, is found!' And he was angry, and would not enter in, Therefore came his father out, and him besought. But he replied, --' For many years I brought Each day my labour to thee, and I ne'er transgressed At anytime thy just commands, and yet thou never blessed Me with a kid that I might make me merry with my friends, And never have I sought my private ends; But when thy son hath come, who aye hath lived in sin, And cast thy living to the harlots, thou hast killed For him the fatted calf, and all this feasting willed!' The father gently answered, --' Son, thou art At all times with me, and dost share my heart, All that I have is thine; but it was meet That we should be glad, when from the very dead Thy brother comes to life, and, if misled, And the Parable of the unjust steward. Returns again a truer path to trace With surer feet. The lost is found, the sinful filled with grace.' "A certain rich man had a steward, who Towards his master was not fair or true, But his goods wasted, and the rich man hearing Of this default, his steward summoned to him, And asked account of him. The steward fearing His master's wrath, for stern and just he knew him, Said to himself, 'What course shall I adopt? He will dismiss me, and my living's stopt. I cannot dig, to beg I am ashamed. This will I do, that when my lord has blamed Me, they will receive me, give...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236500504
  • 9781236500502