Life Unfolding, a Poem

Life Unfolding, a Poem

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...death's sad doom o'erthrown! No worthy son of David lived to raise Again its hopes with David's joyful lays--And thus two fatal battles sealed the doom Of Israel's kingliest souls, cut short their days. In Jonathan, Saul's house was overcome; And in Josiah's (grave, found David's house a tomb. A greater mourning yet must Israel know, When Christ the Son of God, and Israel's king, The Lord's anointed, was "in death laid low. But from no earthly throne he sought to bring Salvation to his people. Angels sing His praise, who in the fight, by death o'ercame. To him through heaven and earth, Hosannas ring. He lives on high, to glorify the name Of God, and to the world, his boundless love proclaim. Soon Jeremiah called the land to weep--Not for the dead, f with whom it must be well, Since having done his work he sank to sleep, The poor and suffering lived, his praise to tell--Tfjeir friend removed, when in the fight he fell: But for his captive son no more to see His native lancL who must in exile dwell; And for their city--since all joy must flee. Like Shiloh desolate, their holy house must be. No work of faith is lost. The faithful die, But others fill their place. No bond so dear, As that which death cements. No human tie, Like that which binds us to the silent bier Of some departed hero. Cold, but clear The rigid face of death--it seems to tell Of one unchanging truth. The falling tear Waters the seeds of faith, and proves a well Of gushing holy thoughts, which fear can never quell. Zechariah xii. 10, 11. t Jer. xxii. 10--16. The mightiest monarch of the ancient world The Lord of heaven would bring His word to own, That so, the flag of truth might be unfurled, And righteousness through all the nations sown--To earth's remotest bounds...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236789733
  • 9781236789730