The Oasis, Or, Golden Leaves of Friendship

The Oasis, Or, Golden Leaves of Friendship

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ... away from star to star! But O, how dark, how drear and lone, Would seem this world of bliss, If, wandering through each radiant one, We failed to find the loved of this! If there no more the ties shall twine, That death's cold hand alone could sever, Ah, then these stars in mockery shine, More hateful as they shine forever. It cannot be--each hope, each fear, That lights the eye or clouds the brow, Proclaims there is a happier sphere Than this black world that holds us now. There is a voice which sorrow hears When heaviest weighs life's galling chain; 'Tis heaven that whispers, Dry thy tears; The pure in heart shall meet again. Co) I WISH I WERE AT REST IN HEAVEN. 133 I WISH I WERE AT REST IN HEAVEN. It is said that, many years ago, a young bride was kneeling at the altar, and remaining long on her knees, they raised her, and found that her spirit had departed. Her last words were, "Iwish I were at rest in heaven!" "I Wish I were at rest in heaven, Among the faithful blest: The soul is freed from anguish there, The weary are at rest. "I wish I were at rest in heaven," A fair girl gently sighed, As she knelt beside the altar, A young and lovely bride. Rich pearls gleamed forth from her dark hair, And diamonds without peer; Yet grief was shadowed on her brow, And in her eye a tear. "I wish I were at rest in heaven: Gently life's waters glide In those bright realms of peace and love, Where sorrows ne'er betide. "I wish I were at rest in heaven: O, sweet would be my song; And heavenly bright my azure robe, 'Mid the angelic throng. (c) 134 l" WISH I WERE AT BEST IN HEAVEN. "I wish I were at rest in heaven, Where reigns no care or woe; I long in the celestial fount To bathe my weary brow. "I wish I.show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236608771
  • 9781236608772