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A. D. T. Whitney agony angel Art Thou beauty blessed breath calm Christ comes darkness dead dear death deep divine dwell earth earthly Elizabeth Barrett Browning eternal everlasting eyes face faith Father fear feel feet fire flowers forever friends George Eliot give glad glory God's grace grief hand hath heart heaven heavenly Henry Henry Wadsworth Longfellow holy hope hour immortal infinite James James Freeman Clarke James Martineau James Russell Lowell Jean Ingelow Jesus John Greenleaf Whittier life's lift light live Lord mercy mystery never night o'er pain patience peace perfect praise prayer Ralph Waldo Emerson rest Robert Collyer round sense shadows shining Silent sing sleep smile song sorrow soul spirit strength suffering Susan Coolidge sweet tender Thee thine things Thomas Carlyle Thou hast Thou wilt thought Thy love trust unseen unto voice wait walk weary whisper William word
Page 116 - But for those first affections, Those shadowy recollections, Which, be they what they may, Are yet the fountain light of all our day, Are yet a master light of all our seeing; Uphold us, cherish, and have power to make Our noisy years seem moments in the being Of the eternal Silence: truths that wake, To perish never...
Page 55 - MAY I join the choir invisible Of those immortal dead who live again In minds made better by their presence : live In pulses stirred to generosity, In deeds of daring rectitude, in scorn For miserable aims that end with self. In thoughts sublime that pierce the night like stars, And with their mild persistence urge man's search To vaster issues.
Page 127 - Of echoing hill or thicket have we heard Celestial voices, to the midnight air, Sole, or responsive...
Page 216 - AS the hart panteth after the water brooks, •** so panteth my soul after thee, O God. ' My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God : when shall I come and appear before God?
Page 186 - One adequate support For the calamities of mortal life Exists — one only ; an assured belief That the procession of our fate, howe'er Sad or disturbed, is ordered by a Being Of infinite benevolence and power ; Whose everlasting purposes embrace All accidents, converting them to good.
Page 23 - And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Page 110 - And so beside the Silent Sea I wait the muffled oar ; No harm from Him can come to me On ocean or on shore. I know not where His islands lift Their fronded palms in air ; I only know I cannot drift Beyond His love and care.
Page 55 - May I reach That purest heaven, be to other souls The cup of strength in some great agony, Enkindle generous ardour, feed pure love, Beget the smiles that have no cruelty — Be the sweet presence of a good diffused, And in diffusion ever more intense. So shall I join the choir invisible Whose music is the gladness of the world.
Page 54 - WHAT are we set on earth for ? Say, to toil; Nor seek to leave thy tending of the vines For all the heat o' the day, till it declines, And death's mild curfew shall from work assoil. God did anoint thee with his odorous oil, To wrestle, not to reign; and he assigns All thy tears over, like pure crystallines, For younger fellow-workers of the soil To wear for amulets. So others shall Take patience, labor, to their heart and hand, From thy hand and thy heart and thy brave cheer, And God's grace fructify...