Poems, moral and religious, Volume 2

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Page 9 - It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.
Page 17 - Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the Lord, to serve him, and to love the name of the Lord, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant ; even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer : their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar ; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.
Page 51 - So I returned and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.
Page 30 - Then, forth they go, for now before the door The short'ning shadow marks the hour of nine ; And by the broomy hill are coming o'er Their village neighbours, glittering, clean and fine. Upon the road, with neighbours, neighbours join, And converse sweet beguiles the tedious way; — Some trace, in Nature's works, the hand divine ; Some through the flowery fields of Scripture stray, And some, alas! retail the nonsense of the day. XXIV. The sun bums bright — wide through the fervid ah-, Of insect...
Page 121 - Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.
Page 31 - The flowery field with dazzling splendour glows. Adown the vale, beneath the shady boughs, The herd seeks shelter from the sultry beam, Or under yon tall rock, that, rising, throws All hoary through the trees a dusky gleam, Their panting sides they lave deep in the silver stream. The peaceful valley smiles; with wanton glee The hare leaps playful in the broomy shade; And clear the wild-wood strains of liberty, All rapt'rous, sweep along the sunny glade. With eyes of jet, and swelling bosom red, The...
Page 53 - Fast follows on the cloud of night's dark noon, And bright the fires of heaven begin to blaze; > While o'er the misty mountain's head, the moon, Pours, in a streaming flood, her silver rays. White...
Page 41 - ... conviction to the sinner's mind, And bid corruption rage and rule no more: And on the soul, in grief afflicted sore, Temptation toss'd, in darkness all forlorn, The healing balm of consolation pour. While rises bright, his pathway to adorn, Heaven-breathing hope, arrayed in all the hues of morn. Prayer ended — now the Scripture page is read And brief expounded to the simple hind: How, by the serpent's guileful speech betray'd, Our first grand parents from the truth declined, By one rash act...
Page 47 - The sermon closed—again in prayer they join, Prayer not preferr'd for sordid selfish ends, But, drinking at the fount of love divine, Wide as the world their soul's warm wish extends. And sweet the grand prophetic song ascends— Mercy is built for ever firm and sure...
Page 29 - Perhaps they read, while rapture-speaking tears Like dew-drops o'er their sunburnt faces stray, How free'd from all his woes and all his fears, Death's bands he burst upon this hallow'd day: And gracious, as his friends...

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