Religious Consolation

W. Crosby and H. P. Nichols, 1849 - 227 páginas

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Página 46 - The hills Rock-ribbed and ancient as the sun, — the vales Stretching in pensive quietness between ; The venerable woods — rivers that move In majesty, and the complaining brooks That make the meadows green ; and, poured round all, Old Ocean's grey and melancholy waste, — Are but the solemn decorations all Of the great tomb of man.
Página 45 - Yet not to thine eternal resting-place Shalt thou retire alone, nor couldst thou wish Couch more magnificent. Thou shalt lie down With patriarchs of the infant world — with kings, The powerful of the earth — the wise, the good, Fair forms, and hoary seers of ages past, All in one mighty sepulchre.
Página 124 - Full many a throb of grief and pain Thy frail and erring child must know : But not one prayer is breathed in vain, Nor does one tear unheeded flow.
Página 189 - When mounted on thy clouded car, Thou s.end'st thy darker spirits down, I can discern thy light afar, Thy light sweet beaming through thy frown ! And should I faint a moment — then I think of thee, and smile again. So, trusting in thy love, I tread The narrow path of duty on ; What though some cherished joys are fled ! What though some flattering dreams are gone! Yet purer, brighter joys remain ; Why should my spirit, then, complain ? OUR HELP AND OUR SHIELD.
Página 64 - For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. O Lord of Hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.
Página 88 - But the good, from their very nature, cannot thus be confined. Heaven would be a prison did it cut them off from sympathy with the suffering. Their benevolence is too pure, too divine, to shrink from the sight of evil. Let me add that the objection before us casts reproach on God. It supposes that there are regions of his universe which must be kept out of sight, which, if seen, would blight the happiness of the virtuous. But this cannot be true. There are no such regions, no secret places of woe...
Página 65 - The stars of heaven are shining on, Though these frail eyes are dimmed with tears ; And though the hopes of earth be gone, Yet are not ours the immortal years...
Página 65 - Father ! forgive the heart that clings, Thus trembling, to the things of time ; And bid my soul, on angel wings, Ascend into a purer clime.
Página 64 - And darkness veils my future doom ; 2 O, in that anguished hour I turn With a still trusting heart to thee, And holy thoughts still shine and burn Amid that cold, sad destiny. 3...
Página 45 - ... the silver cord is snapped, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher is broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern, and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

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