Sunset; or, The evening of life [extracts].

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Pagina 93 - The soul's dark cottage, battered and decayed, Lets in new light through chinks that Time hath made: Stronger by weakness, wiser men become As they draw near to their eternal home: Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view That stand upon the threshold of the new.
Pagina 15 - And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh ; go ye out to meet him.
Pagina 71 - For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
Pagina 80 - SUN of my soul, thou Saviour dear, It is not night if thou be near ; Oh may no earthborn cloud arise, To hide thee from thy servant's eyes.
Pagina 41 - For who, to dumb forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing, anxious being e'er resigned, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing, lingering look behind...
Pagina 93 - The seas are quiet when the winds give o'er; So, calm are we when passions are no more! For then we know how vain it was to boast Of fleeting things, so certain to be lost.
Pagina 27 - And they drew nigh unto the village whither they went ; and he made as though he would have gone further : but they constrained him, saying, Abide with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent.
Pagina 77 - The promise of the morrow Is glorious on that eve, Dear as the holy sorrow , When good men cease to live. When brightening ere it die away Mounts up their altar flame, Still tending with intenser ray To heaven, whence first it came.
Pagina 54 - Tis greatly wise to talk with our past hours ; And ask them, what report they bore to heaven : And how they might have borne more welcome news.
Pagina 95 - AT evening time let there be light ; Life's little day draws near its close ; Around me fall the shades of night, The night of death, the grave's repose To crown my joys, to end my woes, At evening time let there be light.

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