Rayon D'Amour; Poems

Rayon D'Amour; Poems

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...The shadowy clasp of a loving hand Which sways our being at command; A spirit-touch from the pure, sweet lips, Whose tints the morn's bright hues eclipse. Behold a flash of the wild, vain dream, Whose hallowed sun with lightest beam, Would make all life a blest reward. Yet from the heart's unbroken sward, Earth crushes the spirit's brightest bloom, 'Neath the iron tread of fate and doom. We work and wait through life's toilsome night For the goal disclosed to mortal sight, With the glow of Eden in our stars. For the moving slow of crystal bars, Dividing us from the world above Of the soul's pure life--whose law is love. A PEAYER. FATHEK! on thy name I call, My way lies hid in night; And darkness, like a sombre pall, Has shut thee from my sight. ARION. My path is bleared with human tears--And doubt, and groan, and cry; While I, borne down with mortal fears, Beg that this cup pass by. The crown of thorns is pressing sore, The sword has pierced my side; I drag the cross that Jesus bore; O Master! be my guide; And deign to let thy great love shine Upon my shrouded way; Oh! may thy tender eyes divine Beam on me while I pray. Grant me, dear Lord, the boon I crave! In humbleness I bow Before thee. O my Saviour I save Me--or I perish now. ARION. HERE my love-star sank in gloom, High, bright gates of morning loom. Memoiy lights affection's tomb When anew the lilacs bloom. ARION. flowers spring on gilded plains. Bounds the life-tide through ray veins! Melts the past in tearful rains, Musing of the rosy chains--Woven in the long-ago. But the glory faded slow, In a spring whose crystal flow Broke in murmurs soft and low--O'er the path we jointly trod! Greenly grows the April-sod. Spirit bowing 'neath his rod, Mounts the starry way to God. Footprints 'neath a...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236594169
  • 9781236594167