Twelve links of the golden chain

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J. Hogg & Sons, 1861 - 124 стор.
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Сторінка 48 - ETHEREAL Minstrel ! Pilgrim of the sky ! Dost thou despise the earth where cares abound ? Or, while the wings aspire, are heart and eye Both with thy nest upon the dewy ground ? Thy nest which thou canst drop into at will, Those quivering wings composed, that music still ! To the last point of vision, and beyond, Mount, daring Warbler ! that love-prompted strain, ('Twixt thee and thine a never-failing bond) Thrills not the less the bosom of the plain : Yet might'st thou seem, proud privilege ! to...
Сторінка 58 - THROUGH all the various shifting scene Of life's mistaken ill or good, Thy hand, O God ! conducts unseen, The beautiful vicissitude. 2 Thou givest, with paternal care, Howe'er unjustly we complain, To all, their necessary share Of joy and sorrow, health and pain. 3 All things on earth, and all in heaven, On thine eternal will depend ; And all for greater good were given, Would man pursue the appointed end.
Сторінка 59 - All true, all faultless, all in tune, Creation's wondrous choir Opened in mystic unison To last till time expire. And still it lasts : by day and night, With one consenting voice, All hymn Thy glory, Lord, aright, All worship and rejoice. Man only mars the sweet accord, O'erpowering with " harsh din " The music of Thy works and word, 111 matched with grief and sin.
Сторінка 67 - WE praise thee, O God : we acknowledge thee to be the Lord. All the earth doth worship thee : the Father everlasting. To thee all Angels cry aloud : the Heavens, and all the Powers therein ; To thee Cherubim and Seraphim: continually do cry, Holy, Holy, Holy : Lord God of Sabaoth ; Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty : of thy glory.
Сторінка 60 - T'HE Lord my shepherd is; *- I shall be well supplied : Since He is mine, and I am His, What can I want beside? 2 He leads me to the place * Where heavenly pasture grows, Where living waters gently pass, And full salvation flows. 3 If e'er I go astray, He doth my soul reclaim ; And guides me in His own right way, For His most holy name. 4 While He affords His aid, I cannot yield to fear...
Сторінка 48 - Leave to the nightingale her shady wood ; A privacy of glorious light is thine; Whence thou dost pour upon the world a flood Of harmony, with instinct more divine; Type of the wise who soar, but never roam; True to the kindred points of Heaven and Home...
Сторінка 58 - He expatiates on the beauty of a single flower, and draws from it the delightful argument of confidence in God. He gives us to see that taste may be combined with piety, and that the same heart may be occupied with all that is serious in the...
Сторінка 75 - Give me thy strength, 0 God of power : Then, let winds blow, or thunders roar, Thy faithful witness will I be : 'Tis fix'd ; I can do all through thee.
Сторінка 15 - They are all gone into a world of light, And I alone sit lingering here ! Their very memory is fair and bright, And my sad thoughts doth clear.

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