Poems, on Various Subjects, Including a Poem on the Education of the Poor; An Indian Tale; And the Offering of Isaac, a Sacred Drama

Poems, on Various Subjects, Including a Poem on the Education of the Poor; An Indian Tale; And the Offering of Isaac, a Sacred Drama

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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. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...Universal Love; A God descending to repair our fall, To shed his blood to raise, to ransom All; And thus give worlds to know Heav'n's noblest plan, Is peace, and love and happiness to man, And all our woes and passions rightly scann'd. The gentle scourges of a Father's hand, a Sons of Ambition, Cruelty and Lust, Behold your God, thus mercifully just; Tho' steel'd like Tigers in the Lybian sands, Or tawny Lions fed in savage lands, Who ever warring in th ensanguiii'd field, Have felt your hearts to love and mercy steel'd; Draw heav'nly feelings from a Saviour's love, And melting fix your hopes on realms above. It he, whose eyeballs roll'd with wild despair, Long worn by guilt, nor dar'd to rise in pray'r, Melt in contrition at the glorious view, Let tears of love his pallid cheeks bedew; Behold the offer'd rest, vouchsafd by Heav'n, Fly to the cross--be humbled--and forgiv'n! Now raptur'd Nature seeks her rank again, For all are brothers here, and all are men; And from all nations, hasting to the skies, Let one eternal song of praise arise; Be banish'd sin and woe and guilt and fear, When Love shall twine unfading garlands here! Hark! 'tis the final trump, that rocks the ground, Thro' all infinity its notes resound; Now Nature pale thro' all her systems slakes, Death shudders, and the slumb'ring dust awakes; The grave gives up his countless myriads dead, And sea sends thousands from her azure bed; Ten thousand nations from the earth arise, And borne ou dusky air ascend the skies; The clouds retire at Heav'n's almighty nod, And Death and Hell in chains obey their God; When from the darkness springs a seraph bright, And pours amid the gloom a flood of light; Sweeps systems, suns, and worlds, which feebly glare, Like glitt ' ring sparkles...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236812204
  • 9781236812209