Spiritual Voices in Modern Literature

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byTrevor H. Davies

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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. 1919. Excerpt: ... TENNYSON: "IN MEMORIAM A Poet's Plea Foe Faith "I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will look forth to see what He will speak with me, and what I shall answer concerning my complaint. And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for the appointed time, and it hasteth toward the end, and shall not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not delay. Behold... the just shall live by his faith." Habakkuk n. 1-4. THE WORDS from this ancient prophecy describe very vividly the mission which God gave to Alfred Tennyson in the nineteenth century. Standing upon his watch-tower in an age charged with perplexities and questionings, seeing with open eyes the misgivings, the anxieties, the despair of his generation, he, like that ancient prophet, proclaimed deliverance by faith. It is the custom in Edinburgh for four buglers to blow out the "Last Post" each evening from the Castle. There was a legend, that lingered late among some of the citizens, that long ago, one of the buglers was murdered at the place of duty; and it was believed, that on the last day in March, the anniversary of the crime, after the buglers had sounded their call, those who listened might hear another peal--the summons of the ghostly bugler. Amid the many challenging cries of the last century, there was heard, from time to time, the voice of some one who stood upon his tower and sounded a call from the hid battlements of Eternity. God did not leave Himself without a witness. The trumpet note of a spiritual bugler fell upon men's hearts, as they stood amid the gathering shades of evening and felt the dark night near. If no age was more fiercely assail...

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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. 1919. Excerpt: ... TENNYSON: "IN MEMORIAM A Poet's Plea Foe Faith "I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will look forth to ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217559905

ISBN - 13:9780217559904

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