Passion Week

Passion Week

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...NOUGH, my Muse, of Earthly things, And Inspirations but of Wind, Take up thy Lute, and to it bind Loud and everlasting Strings; And on 'em play, and to 'em sing, The happy mournful Stories, The lamentable Glories, Of the great Crucified King. Mountainous Heap of Wonders! which dost rise Till Earth thou joinest with the Skies! Too large at Bottom, and at Top too high, To be half seen by Mortal Eye. How shall I grasp this boundless thing? What shall I play? What shall I sing? I'll sing the mighty Riddle of mysterious Love, Which neither wretched Men below, nor blessed Spirits above, With all their Comments can explain; How all the whole World's Life to die did not disdain. I'll sing the searchless Depths of the Compassion DiThe Depths unfathom'd yet vine, By Reason's Plummet, and the Line of Wit, Too light the Plummet, and too short the Line, How the Eternal Father did bestow His own Eternal Son as Ransom for His Foe, I'll sing aloud, that all the World may hear, The Triumph of the bury'd Conqueror. How Hell was by its PriPner Captive led, And the Great Slayer Death slain by the Dead. Methinks I hear of murther'd Men the Voice, Mix'd with the Murtherers confused Noise, Sound from the Top of Calvary; My Greedy Eyes fly up the Hill, and see Who 'tis hangs there the midmost of the three; Oh how unlike the others He! Look how He bends His gentle Head with blessings from the Tree! His gracious Hands, ne'er stretch'd but to do Good, Are nail'd to the infamous Wood: And sinful Man does fondly bind Kind. The Arms, which He extends t'embrace all human Unhappy Man, canst thou stand by, and see All this as patiently as He? Since He thy Sins does bear, Make thou His Sufferings thine own, And weep, and sigh, and groan, And beat thy Breast, and tear Thy...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236558502
  • 9781236558503