December musings and other poems by Charles Sanford OlmstedDecember musings and other poems by Charles Sanford Olmsted

December musings and other poems

byCharles Sanford Olmsted

Paperback | February 3, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898. Excerpt: ... DECEMBER MUSINGS Introductory He lay within the deeper shade of death, And through sequestered rooms there came a breath Of peril and disease, and I, shut in From human fellowship, no peace could win 'From books nor anything; and then these lines And many hundreds more, like ivy vines Upon the church walls, grew from out my heart, And did a shelter from strong woe impart. December Musings let them now be called, And let them bless at least some spirits walled About and weary with the stress of fears--And so my God shall wipe away their tears. December Musings I Too fast we hasten through the flowery ways Of life's wide mysteries, as if for praise And saintly meditation few could find Those moments when at morn and eve the mind Might seek refreshment from God's holy works, In whose interior depths there lives and lurks A mystic lore. Each calm neglected hour We miss some touch of sweetness or of power. But why this haste? Our time is lengthened out For spiritual visions, and our paths about Are strewn with lessons bright as dewy beads, When Morning walks among the summer meads. Our lives are poor when God can make them rich, His hills rise all about, while in the ditch We stay to dig, as if we there could see Some vestige of our immortality. We toil so hard and lose our recompense, Begin to learn just when we're taken hence What treasures passed us by unrecognized, What gifts and glories that we never prized. Images of Eternal God are we, Whose light reveals itself wherein we see His children pray. Oh, why then should we fret Our souls away a little earth to get? Arise and eat; behold the ravens come To bring us food from out no narrow home, And see the waters clear as crystal flow From heavenly mountains to the plain below. The meat to eat that others kno...
Title:December musings and other poemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217829414

ISBN - 13:9780217829410