Airs of Palestine: And Other Poems

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J. Munroe, 1840 - American poetry - 334 pages


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Page 32 - Then spake Joshua to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon, and thou Moon in the valley of Ajalon.
Page 33 - And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.
Page 33 - And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by IA David his son unto Saul.
Page 32 - And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord ; but the Lord was not in the wind : and after the wind an earthquake ; but the Lord was not in the earthquake : and after the earthquake a fire ; but the Lord was not in the fire : and after the fire a still, small voice.
Page 34 - Who having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.
Page 241 - The pilgrim exile, — sainted name! The hill whose icy brow Rejoiced, when he came, in the morning's flame, In the morning's flame burns now. And the moon's cold light, as it lay that night On the hillside and the sea, Still lies where he laid his houseless head,— But the Pilgrim, — where is he?
Page 293 - A weapon that comes down as still As snow-flakes fall upon the sod, But executes a freeman's will As lightning does the will of God ; And from its force nor doors nor locks Can shield you; — 'tis the ballot-box.
Page 34 - And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God ; and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken ; and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.
Page 135 - Whom kings adored in song sublime, And prophets praised with glowing tongue ! — 2 Not now on Zion's height alone Thy favored worshipper may dwell ; Nor where, at sultry noon, thy Son Sat weary by the patriarch's well. 3 From every place below the skies, The grateful song, the fervent prayer The incense of the heart — may rise To heaven, and find acceptance there.
Page 242 - The pilgrim spirit has not fled : It walks in noon's broad light ; And it watches the bed of the glorious dead, With the holy stars, by night. It watches the bed of the brave who have bled, And shall guard this ice-bound shore, Till the waves of the bay, where the May-Flower lay, Shall foam and freeze no more.

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