Selections for Recitation, Compiled for the Use of Elementary Schools by J. Douglas

Selections for Recitation, Compiled for the Use of Elementary Schools by J. Douglas

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...spirit sealed; To whom the things eye hath not seen, have been in part revealed--Deem not, though summer's drought consume, though wintry tempests frown, That He who purchased you will fail at length to claim His own. Bought not with perishable things, silver or shining gold, But with the precious blood of Christ, the Lamb ordained of old; Can ye not trust His faithful love, whether by joy or woe, To deepen into perfect lines, the impress on your brow 1 Though years should linger, faint ye not, --in Jesus' might be strong; The darkest night has still a morn, the leafless tree a song. The veriest wanderer on the earth, doth not for ever roam; The messenger shall surely come--the sealed be taken home. HYMN OP NATURE.--Pcabody. God of the earth's extended plains! The dark green fields contented lie; The mountains rise like holy towers, Where man might commune with the sky; The tall cliff challenges the storm That lours upon the vale below, Where shaded fountains send their streams With joyous music in their flow. God of the dark and heavy deep! The waves lie sleeping on the sands, Till the fierce trumpet of the storm Hath summoned up their thundering bands; Then the white sails are dashed like foam, Or hurry, trembling, o'er the seas, Till calmed by thee, the sinking gale Serenely breathes--Depart in peace. God of the forest's solemn shade! The grandeur of the lonely tree That wrestles singly with the gale, Lifts up admiring eyes to thee; But more majestic far they stand, When side by side their ranks they form, To weave on high their plumes of green, And fight their battles with the storm. God of the light and viewless air! Where summer breezes sweetly flow, Or, gathering in their angry might, The fierce and wintry tempests blow; All--from the..show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236596293
  • 9781236596291