Matrimony – Christian Poems

Matrimony ~The Rev. John Keble THERE is an awe in mortals’ joy,A deep mysterious fearHalf of the heart will still employ,As if we drew too nearTo Eden’s portal, and those firesThat bicker round in wavy spires,Forbidding, to our...

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Confirmation – Christian Poems

Confirmation ~The Rev. John Keble THE shadow of th’ Almighty’s cloudCalm on this tents of Israel lay,While drooping paused twelve banners proud,Till He arise and lead this way. Then to the desert breeze unrolled,Cheerly the...

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Catechism – Christian Poems

Catechism ~The Rev. John Keble OH! say not, dream not, heavenly notesTo childish ears are vain,That the young mind at random floats,And cannot reach the strain. Dim or unheard, the words may fall,And yet the heaven-taught...

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Holy Baptism – Christian Poems

Holy Baptism ~The Rev. John Keble WHERE is it mothers learn their love?—In every Church a fountain springsO’er which th’ Eternal DoveHovers out softest wings. What sparkles in that lucid floodIs water, by gross mortals eyed:But...

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St. Luke – Christian Poems

St. Luke Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you. Colossians iv.14. Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world . . . OnlyLuke is with me. 2 Timothy iv. 10, 11. ~The Rev. John Keble TWO clouds before the...

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St. Matthew – Christian Poems

St. Matthew   And after these things He went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi,sitting at the receipt of custom: and He said unto him, Follow Me.And he left all, rose up, and followed Him. St. Luke v. 27, 28. ~The Rev. John...

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St. Barnabas – Christian Poems

St. Barnabas  The sea of consolation, a Levite. Acts iv. 36. ~The Rev. John Keble THE world’s a room of sickness, where each heartKnows its own anguish and unrest;The truest wisdom there, and noblest art,Is his, who skills of...

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