Songs and Lyrics

Songs and Lyrics

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...and to Virtue tells The truth profane, that this infected air Is the miasma of their righteousness, The effluence of the wisdom they profess, The Amen to each long complacent prayer. Ii Man must himself his accusation write Of enmity to God, by One alone Humanly felt, and yet divinely known; Known to far-seeing patience infinite, But in His low estate and mortal plight Breathed and embosomed with strong sighs of grief, Far-echoing through the olive's shuddering leaf, In the affrighted stillness of the night. Still downward through the man-soul's vast domain, Wherein no line or limit severeth God's peace from sorrow's gulf profound, he goes: Still measuring evil with the wand of pain; Till earth's tumultuous cries no more oppose His silence, and the dead report His death. Ill Herald of peace and truth, what quest is thine Within this shadow immense where never shone Till now God's comfort, Light: --within the unknown Vast concave that completes the sphere divine? Ye spirits who grow more sad or move malign With the star-circuits, He whom love alone And goodness shorn of other power and throne, Saved not from woe, visits your sad confine. What purposing, our servile spirits and rude Perceive not, and angelic wit may miss, But downward as on earth His path intends, By eyes of death encountered and pursued, Till in the lowest gloom of that abyss He turns, and looks above, and reascends. THE GARDEN When from the future like a night-wind blows The menace of desertion, when the shame, And weakness of the alien mortal frame, Afflict Him and His righteous will oppose, Then must His Father's spirit all earthly foes, Fears, longings, loathings, with His searching flame, Thrust from the heart to keep that hour from blame, Whose shadow o'er the silent more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123651615X
  • 9781236516152