An Easter Carol
Feb03

An Easter Carol

An Easter Carol Spring bursts to-day, For Christ is risen and all the earth’s at play. Flash forth, thou Sun, The rain is over and gone, its work is done. Winter is past, Sweet Spring is come at last, is come at last. Bud, Fig and Vine, Bud, Olive, fat with fruit and oil and wine. Break forth this morn In roses, thou but yesterday a Thorn. Uplift thy head, O pure white Lily through the Winter dead. Beside your dams Leap and...

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Behold Christ
Feb03

Behold Christ

Behold the Man Shall Christ hang on the Cross, and we not look? Heaven, earth, and hell stood gazing at the first, While Christ for long-cursed man was counted cursed; Christ, God and Man, Whom God the Father strook And shamed and sifted and one while forsook:– Cry shame upon our bodies we have nursed In sweets, our souls in pride, our spirits immersed In wilfulness, our steps run all acrook. Cry shame upon us! for He bore our...

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The Crucifixion
Apr03

The Crucifixion

THE CRUCIFIXION Sunlight upon Judha’s hills! And on the waves of Galilee; On Jordan’s stream, and on the rills That feed the dead and sleeping sea! Most freshly from the green wood springs The light breeze on its scented wings; And gayly quiver in the sun The cedar tops of Lebanon! A few more hours,–a change hath come! The sky is dark without a cloud! The shouts of wrath and joy are dumb, And proud knees unto earth...

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Love – An Easter Poem
Apr03

Love – An Easter Poem

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. -Ephesians 2:8. Christ might have called the angels down To bear him safe above, To shield his brow from sorrow’s crown, From death’s cold blight, and bitter frown, Had it not been for love. Our glorious King, our Prince of Peace, Has left his throne above To give our souls from sin release, To make our pain and anguish cease, And...

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It Is Finished
Feb03

It Is Finished

It is Finished Dear Lord, let me recount to Thee Some of the great things thou hast done For me, even me Thy little one. It was not I that cared for Thee,– But Thou didst set Thy heart upon Me, even me Thy little one. And therefore was it sweet to Thee To leave Thy Majesty and Throne, And grow like me A Little One, A swaddled Baby on the knee Of a dear Mother of Thine own, Quite weak like me Thy little one. Thou didst assume my...

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An Easter Flower Gift
Feb03

An Easter Flower Gift

AN EASTER FLOWER GIFT O dearest bloom the seasons know, Flowers of the Resurrection blow, Our hope and faith restore; And through the bitterness of death And loss and sorrow, breathe a breath Of life forevermore! The thought of Love Immortal blends With fond remembrances of friends; In you, O sacred flowers, By human love made doubly sweet, The heavenly and the earthly meet, The heart of Christ and ours! – John Greenleaf...

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