The Poetical Works of Christina Georgina Rossetti; With Memoir and Notes Etc

The Poetical Works of Christina Georgina Rossetti; With Memoir and Notes Etc

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...hearken for Thy call. O Christ mine All in all, my flesh is weak, A trembling fawning tyrant unto me: Turn, look upon me, let me hear Thee speak: Tho' bitter billows of Thine utmost sea Swathe me, and darkness build around its wall, Yet will I rise, Thou lifting when I fall, And if Thou hold me fast, yet cleave to Thee. Before 1886. BECAUSE Thy Love hath sought me, All mine is Thine and Thine is mine: Because Thy Blood hath bought me, I will not be mine own but Thine. I lift my heart to Thy Heart, Thy Heart sole resting-place for mine: Shall Thy Heart crave for my heart, And shall not mine crave back for Thine? Before 1893. Thy fainting spouse, yet still Thy spouse; Thy trembling dove, yet still Thy dove; Thine own by mutual vows, By mutual love. Recall Thy vows, if not her vows; Recall Thy Love, if not her love: For weak she is, Thy spouse, And tired, Thy dove. Before 1893. Like as the hart desireth the water brooks. My heart is yearning: Behold my yearning heart, And lean low to satisfy Its lonely beseeching cry, For Thou its fulness art. Turn, as once turning Thou didst behold Thy Saint In deadly extremity; Didst look, and win back to Thee His will frighted and faint. Kindle my burning From Thine unkindled Fire; Fill me with gifts and with grace That I may behold Thy Face, For Thee I desire. My heart is yearning, Yearning and thrilling thro' For Thy Love mine own of old, For Thy Love unknown, untold, Ever old, ever new. Before 1893. That where I am, there ye may be also. How know I that it looms lovely that land I have never seen, With morning-glories and heartsease and unexampled green, With neither heat nor cold in the balm-redolent air? Some of this, not all, I know; but this is so; Christ is there. How know I that blessedness befalls who...show more

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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236628748
  • 9781236628749