Original and Select Hymns, a Companion to 'Sacred Poetry'

Original and Select Hymns, a Companion to 'Sacred Poetry'

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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. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...home, And the world calls us forth--and thou art there! 8 Thou art where friend meets friend, Beneath the shadow of the elm to rest; Thou art where foe meets foe, and trumpets rend The skies, and swords beat down the princely crest, 9 Leaves have their time to fall, And flowers to wither at the north-wind's breath, And stars to set--but all, Thou hast all seasons for thine own, O Death. ANON. 149. PRAISE. I '11 praise my Maker while 1 've breath; And when my voice is lost in death, Praise shall employ my nobler powers: My days of praise shall ne'er be past, While life, and thought, and being last, Or immortality endures. 150. THE GOOD SHEPHERD. 1 O God! we praise thy wondrous love, We bless our Saviour's name; Who, man's salvation to procure, Despis'd reproach and shame. 2 Through sorrow and through death he pass'd, Thy pleasure to fulfil; He magnified thy holy law, And finished all thy will. 3 All we, ungrateful to thy love, Like sheep had gone astray; From virtue's happy path we turn'd, And chose the sinner's way. 4 But by our Shepherd now brought back, And with his favour blest, We're taught the safe, the happy road, That leads to joy and rest. 5 To God, the everlasting King, Be endless praises given! Who sent his Son on earth to die, And make our peace with heaven. ANON. 151. MOONLIGHT. 1 Just gaze upon the landscape in midnight's stilly hour, When moonlight softly rests on forest, hill, and flower, How peaceful all appears, beneath that silver beam That tinges with its brightness the ripple of the stream. 2 An emblem of the Christian, whose light should brightly shine, That all below might glorify the hand above, Divine--From whence alone it flows; for like the moon his ray Is borrowed from a sun of never failing day. 3 His virtues like the...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123657513X
  • 9781236575135