Seatonian Poems

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Deighton, Bell, 1864 - Christian poetry, English - 267 pages
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Page 239 - The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee : but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
Page 56 - Thus will I make mount Seir most desolate, and cut off from it him that passeth out and him that returneth.
Page 62 - And a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from thence it was parted and became into four heads.
Page 167 - Forward when all seems lost, when the cause looks utterly hopeless, Forward when brave hearts fail, and to yield is the rede of the coward, Forward when friends fall off, and enemies gather around thee ; Thou, though alone with thy God, though alone in thy courage, go forward. Nothing it is with Him to redeem or by few or by many, Help, though deferred, shall arrive ; ere morn the night is at darkest.
Page 252 - How thin the veil that hides it ! Who but feels Sometime, in night's dim silence and dead noon, Conscious that those we deem so far are near, The lost are present? Who that has not heard Of strange mysterious warnings, or perchance The work of Guardian Angel, or belike Of friend who, having loved us, loves us still, And who, now free, would guard us, captives yet?
Page 207 - For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name will be called "Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Page 166 - Then from the Throne of GOD, that Throne, where the weary have refuge, Where in the midst of distress there is calm, that mandate was uttered, — Mandate not uttered alone that day for the thousands of Judah, — But to all ages addressed, and to all generations, " Go forward !" FORWARD, when all seems lost, when the cause looks utterly hopeless ; FORWARD, when brave hearts fail, and to yield is the rede of the coward ; FORWARD, when friends fall off, and enemies gather around thee ; Thou, though...
Page 43 - Thus saith the Lord ; For three transgressions of Edom, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because he did pursue his brother with the sword, and did cast off all pity, and his anger did tear perpetually, and he kept his wrath for ever: but I will send a fire upon Teman, which shall devour the palaces of Bozrah.
Page 12 - ... approaching caravan, where a European is utterly at fault. So far from dreading war, it is their choice and their pastime. An Arabian in his war-saddle would not exchange his seat for the softest divan in Persia. To slay a Christian he exultingly sacrifices his own life — for he well believes, that " They that shall fall in march or fight, Are called by Allah to realms of light ; Where in giant pearls the houris dwell, And reach to the faithful, the wine-red shell ; With their Words so sweet,...
Page 78 - ... all the kingdoms of the world, and all the glory of them, could not bribe from my soul the remembrance of a single sin.

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