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'He Giveth His Beloved Sleep'
He Giveth His Beloved Sleep BY ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING WITH DESIGNS BY MISS L. B. HUMPHREY ENGRAVED BY ANDREW BOSTON LEE AND SHEPARD PUBLISHERS NEW YORK CHARLES T DILLINGHAM 1882 Copyright, 1880, By Lee and Shepard. He Giveth his Beloved Sleep Psalm cxxvii. 2. THE SLEEP Of all the thoughts of God that are Borne inward unto souls afar, Along the Psalmists music deep, Now tell me if that any is, For gift or grace, surpassing this He giveth His beloved, sleep! What would we give to our beloved? The heros heart to be unmoved, The poets star-tuned harp, to sweep, The patriots voice, to teach and rouse, The monarchs crown, to light the brows? He giveth His beloved sleep. What do we give to our beloved? A little faith all undisproved, A little dust to overweep, And bitter memories to make The whole earth blasted for our sake. He giveth His beloved sleep. Sleep soft, beloved! we sometimes say, But have no tune to charm away Sad dreams that through the eyelids creep. But never doleful dream again Shall break the happy slumber when He giveth His beloved sleep. O earth, so full of dreary noises! O men, with wailing in your voices! O delvd gold, the wailers heap! O strife, O curse, that oer it fall! God strikes a silence through you all, He giveth His beloved sleep. His dews drop mutely on the hill; His cloud above it saileth still, Though on its slope men sow and reap. More softly than the dew is shed, Or cloud is floated overhead, He giveth His beloved sleep. Ay, men may wonder while they scan A living, thinking, feeling man, Confirmed in such a rest to keep; But angels say, and through the word I think their happy smile is heard, He giveth His beloved sleep. For me, my heart that erst did go Most like a tired child at a show, That sees through tears the mummers leap, Would now its wearied vision close, Would childlike on His love repose, Who giveth His beloved sleep. And, friends, dear friends,when it shall be That this low breath is gone from me, And round my bier ye come to weep, Let one, most loving of you all, Say, Not a tear must oer her fall He giveth His beloved sleep. ILLUSTRATED HYMNS AND POEMS. Uniform volumes. 4to. Illustrated. Per vol., $1.50. HE GIVETH HIS BELOVED SLEEP. BY ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING. HOME, SWEET HOME. BY JOHN HOWARD PAYNE. O WHY SHOULD THE SPIRIT OF MORTAL BE PROUD? BY WILLIAM KNOX. ABIDE WITH ME. BY HENRY FRANCIS LYTE. ROCK OF AGES. BY AUGUSTUS MONTAGUE TOPLADY. THE BREAKING WAVES DASHED HIGH. BY FELICIA HEMANS. NEARER, MY GOD, TO THEE. BY SARAH FLOWER ADAMS LEE AND SHEPARD PUBLISHERS, BOSTON. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 25643
Author: Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
Release Date: May 30, 2008
Illustrator: Humphrey, Lizbeth Bullock, 1841-
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