Poems for Young People [Ed by W Chambers]
General Books, 2009 - 98 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...own almighty wings! Forgive me, Lord, for thy dear Son, The ill that I this day have done; That with the world, myself, and thee, I, ere I sleep, at peace may be. Teach me to live, that I may dread The grave as little as my bed; To die, that this vile body may Rise glorious at the judgment-day. Oh may my soul on thee repose, And may sweet sleep mine eyelids close!-Sleep, that may me more vig'rous make To serve my God when I awake. When in the night I sleepless lie, My soul with heavenly thoughts supply; Let no ill dreams disturb my rest, No powers of darkness me molest. Dull sleep!--of sense me to deprive; I am but half my time alive; Thy faithful lovers, Lord, are grieved, To lie so long of thee bereaved. But though sleep o'er my frailty reigns, Let it not hold me long in chains; And now and then let loose my heart, Till it an hallelujah dart. The faster sleep the senses binds, The more unfettered are our minds; Oh may my soul, from matter free, Thy loveliness unclouded see! Oh when shall I, in endless day, For ever chase dark sleep away: And hymns with the supernal choir Incessant sing, and never tire? Oh may my guardian, while I sleep, Close to my bed his vigils keep; His love angelical instil, Stop all the avenues of ill.-thomas Ken. TO MY MOTHER. O Thou whose care sustained my infant years, And taught my prattling lip each note of love; Whose soothing voice breathed comfort to my fears, And round my brow hope's brightest garland wove; To thee my lay is due, the simple song, Which Nature gave me at life's opening day; To thee these rude, these untaught strains belong, Whose heart indulgent will not spurn my lay. O say, amid this wilderness of life, What bosom would have throbbed like thine for me? Who would have smiled responsive? who in...
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