Grace Hamilton's School Days

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Binns and Goodwin, 1856 - 343 páginas
 

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Página 27 - She was a Phantom of delight When first she gleamed upon my sight; A lovely Apparition , sent To be a moment's ornament; Her eyes as stars of Twilight fair; Like Twilight's, too, her dusky hair; But all things else about her drawn From May-time and the cheerful Dawn ; A dancing Shape, an Image gay, To haunt, to startle, and waylay.
Página 92 - Could my zeal no respite know, Could my tears for ever flow, All for sin could not atone ; Thou must save, and thou alone.
Página 119 - Thus star by star declines Till all are passed away, As morning high and higher shines To pure and perfect day : Nor sink those stars in empty night ; They hide themselves in heaven's own light.
Página 131 - One family we dwell in Him, One Church above, beneath, Though now divided by the stream, The narrow stream of death : One army of the living God, To his command we bow ; Part of the host have crossed the flood, And part are crossing now.
Página 159 - For infants left behind them in the world. "God keep my child," we heard her say, and heard No more : the Angel of the Covenant Was come, and, faithful to his promise, stood Prepared to walk with her through death's dark vale.
Página 27 - A countenance in which did meet Sweet records, promises as sweet; A Creature not too bright or good For human nature's daily food; For transient sorrows, simple wiles, Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears, and smiles.
Página 14 - Now in thy youth, beseech of Him Who giveth, upbraiding not, That his light in thy heart become not dim, And his love be unforgot ; And thy God, in the darkest of days, will be Greenness, and beauty, and strength to thee.
Página 166 - I cannot see the golden gate Unfolding yet, to welcome me ; I cannot yet anticipate The joy of heaven's jubilee ; But I will calmly watch and pray Until I hear my Saviour's voice Calling my happy soul away, To see His glory, and rejoice.
Página 166 - Seen the dark river flowing near, Stood on its brink, as now I stand, There has been nothing to alarm My trembling soul ; how could I fear While thus encircled with thine arm ? I never felt Thee half so near.
Página 159 - She set as sets the morning star, which goes Not down behind the darkened west, nor hides Obscured among the tempests of the sky, But melts away into the light of heaven.

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