Christian Ballads

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D. Appleton, 1865 - American poetry - 235 pages
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Page 144 - Blessed are those servants whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching. Verily I say unto you that he shall gird himself and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. "And if he shall come in the second watch or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
Page 113 - O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires. And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.
Page 85 - With holly decked, and mistletoe, To keep the festival. The chimes of England, how they peal From tower and Gothic pile, Where hymn and swelling anthem fill The dim cathedral aisle ; Where windows bathe the holy light On priestly heads that falls, And stain the florid tracery And banner-dighted* walls.
Page 3 - One thing have I desired of the LORD, which I will require, even that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the fair beauty of the LORD, and to visit his temple.
Page 85 - Those chimes that tell a thousand tales, Sweet tales of olden time; And ring a thousand memories At vesper, and at prime! At bridal and at burial, For cottager and king, Those chimes, those glorious Christian chimes, How blessedly they ring!
Page 86 - I love ye — chimes of Motherland, With all this soul of mine, And bless the LORD that I am sprung Of good old English line ! And, like a son, I sing the lay That England's glory tells ; For she is lovely to the LORD, For you, ye Christian bells...
Page 88 - Though all the nations that are under the king's dominion obey him, and fall away every one from the religion of their fathers, and give consent to his commandments : yet will I and my sons and my brethren walk in the covenant of our fathers. God forbid that we should forsake the law and the ordinances. We will not hearken to the king's words, to go from our religion, either on the right hand, or the left.
Page 164 - Desire of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.
Page 223 - ... in them. Secondly, that the Church be swept and kept clean, without dust or cobwebs, and at great festivals strewed and stuck with boughs, and perfumed with incense.
Page 139 - The snowy-robed pastor at prayer. v. old Canute the Dane Was merry England's king ; A thousand years agone, and more, As ancient rymours sing ; His boat was rowing down the Ouse, At eve, one summer day, Where Ely's tall cathedral peered Above the glassy way. Anon, sweet music on his ear, Comes floating from the fane, And listening, as with all his soul, Sat old Canute the Dane ; n. And reverent did he doff his crown, To join the clerkly prayer, While swelled old lauds and litanies Upon the stilly...

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