Specimen Glasses for the King's Minstrels [Papers, Ed. by C. Bullock]

Specimen Glasses for the King's Minstrels [Papers, Ed. by C. Bullock]

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...desert places bloom and smile: Oh! for the faith to grasp heaven's bright "for ever," Amid the shadows of earth's "little while!" "A little while" for patient vigil keeping, To face the stern, to wrestle with the strong; "A little while," to sow the seed with weeping, Then bind the sheaves, and sing the harvest song. "A little while" to wear the weeds of sadness, To pace with weary steps through miry ways; Then to pour forth the fragrant oil of gladness, And clasp the girdle round the robe of praise. "A little while," 'mid shadow and illusion, To strive, by faith, love's mysteries to spell; Then read each dark enigma's bright solution: Then hail sight's verdict, "He doeth all things well!" "A little while," the earthen pitcher taking To wayside brooks, from far-off fountains fed; Then the cool lip its thirst for ever slaking Beside the fulness of the Fountain-head. "A little while," to keep the oil from failing; "A little while," faith's flickering lamp to trim; And then, the Bridegroom's coming footsteps hailing, To haste to meet Him with the bridal hymn. And He who is Himself the Gift and Giver--The future glory and the present smile, With the bright promise of the glad "for ever," Will light the shadows of the "little while!" Every verse is beautiful, but the last is probably amaranthine; I think it will live, suffering not by many a transplantation of quotation, when the acorns of to-day are the forest trees of another century. SEVEN CLERICAL HYMN-WRITERS. UR Specimen-Glasses shall be filled in this chapter from a garden of rich variety, cultivation, and beauty. The selection of seven representative Hymnwriters among...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123694030X
  • 9781236940308