Life Mosaic; The Ministry of Song, and Under the Surface

Life Mosaic; The Ministry of Song, and Under the Surface

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ... new and joyous strain. PART H.--(ALLEGRETTO.) Awake! awake! For life is sweet: Awake! awake! New hopes to greet. The shadows are fleeting, The substance is sure; The joys thou art meeting Shall ever endure. Awake! awake! For twilight now, That veiled the lake Where dark woods bow, In moonlight resplendent Is passing away; For brightness ascendant Turns night into day. Oh, listen! yet listen! The moonlight song, Where still waters glisten, Is floating along: A melodious ripple of silver sound In golden rhythm of light-bars bound, Linked with the loveliness all around. A song of hope, That soars beyond The farthest scope Of a vision fond; While the loneliest silence of solemn night, And the depth of shadow beneath our feet, Only make the song more sweet, --Only make the sacred light Yet more tender, yet more bright; And song and radiance both entwining In radiant singing and musical shining Float on and on Till the night is gone, r$J, Ever for rest Far too blest. Then wake, then wake From slumberous leisure! Arise and take Thy truest pleasure! A life is before thee which cannot decay A glimpse and an echo are given to-day Of glory and music not far away. Take the bliss that is offered thee: Hope on, hope ever, and thou-Lilt be Blest for aye! Once more a pause is made; While deeper still the silence, deeper yet the shade. Part in.--(presto Ag1tato.) Now in awful tempest swelling, Fallen hosts anew rebelling, Battle shout and lava torrent Mingle in a strife abhorrent. Fiery cataracts are leaping, Passion-driven stars are sweeping In a labyrinth of courses; Space is torn with clashing forces: Tis a fearful new rehearsal Of old chaos universal. Hush! and hark! and hear aright And you shall know It is not so! 'Tis the roar of chariot wheels, more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236765702
  • 9781236765703