Gems of poetry for those we love

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Page 198 - FRIEND after friend departs ; Who hath not lost a friend ? There is no union here of hearts That finds not here an end : Were this frail world our only rest, Living or dying, none were blest.
Page 55 - Like the leaves of the forest when Summer is green, That host with their banners at sunset were seen: Like the leaves of the forest when Autumn hath blown, That host on the morrow lay withered and strown. For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast, And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed...
Page 88 - The task, in smoother walks to stray; But thee I now would serve more strictly, if I may. Through no disturbance of my soul, Or strong compunction in me wrought, I supplicate for thy control, But in the quietness of thought.
Page 56 - And the widows of Ashur are loud in their wail, And the idols are broke in the temple of Baal; And the might of the Gentile, unsmote by the sword, Hath melted like snow in the glance of the Lord!
Page 161 - WHEN Israel, of the Lord beloved, Out from the land of bondage came, Her fathers' God before her moved, An awful guide in smoke and flame. By day, along the astonish'd lands, The cloudy pillar glided slow ; By night, Arabia's crimson'd sands Return'd the fiery column's glow.
Page 109 - Thou art gone to the grave ! we no longer behold thee, Nor tread the rough path of the world by thy side ; But the wide arms of Mercy are spread to enfold thee, And sinners may hope, since the Sinless has died.
Page 87 - STERN Daughter of the voice of God ! O Duty ! if that name thou love Who art a light to guide, a rod To check the erring, and reprove...
Page 55 - THE Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold, And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold; And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea, When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee.
Page 188 - Christ is born, the great Anointed, Heaven and earth his praises sing; O ! receive, whom God appointed, For your Prophet, Priest, and King. 5 Hasten, mortals, to adore Him, Learn his name and taste his joy; Till in heaven ye sing before Him, Glory be to God most high...
Page 230 - The changing spirit's rise and fall ; We know that these were felt by him, For these are felt by all. He suffer'd, — but his pangs are o'er ; Enjoy'd, — but his delights are fled ; Had friends, — his friends are now no more ; And foes, — his foes are dead.

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