Idyls of freedom: and other poems (Google eBook)

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The Bryant Printing Company, 1894 - 125 pages
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Page 102 - BOVE the grandeur of the sunsets ** Which delight this earthly clime And the splendors of the dawnings Breaking o'er the hills of time, Is the richness of the radiance Of the land beyond the sun, Where the noble have their country When the work of life is done.
Page 102 - ... the splendors of the dawnings Breaking o'er the hills of time, Is the richness of the radiance Of the land beyond the sun, Where the noble have their country When the work of life is done! There is the mysterious problem Of their earthly life made plain, All the bitter turned to sweetness, All the losses turned to gain. There the rapture of the new life Far exceeds the griefs of this, And earth's toiling is forgotten In the restfulness of bliss. And the music of their welcome, From angelic lyres...
Page 104 - ... resonant with streams That are sweeter in their music Than the rivers of our dreams ! Blooms of finest form and lustre, Fragrant on the eternal hills, With their odors bless the zephyrs, That, harmonious with the rills, Sing, to give the angels pleasure Who were fit to sing the birth Of the Savior of the sorrowing And the sinful of the earth.

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