The divine processional by Denis WortmanThe divine processional by Denis Wortman

The divine processional

byDenis Wortman

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. 1903. Excerpt: ... But think, of Him whose feet so travel-worn Were pierced by pitiless nails, His tender brow By thorn-crown, His great heart by human scorn! For sake of Him dire tasks would lightsome seem, Tears but a dream, and pain a joy supreme! "Do not thy Pithom-Succoth stones still mark The way My people from oppression fled, Until at last, O ye benevolent Waters, Ye saw them near; then awed and awful stood On either side to let them safely pass; Then deep in death engulfed the hostile host?" O dread Siroocos! O Siroooos sweet! Your furnace breath hath sometime healthful heat! Your burning blasts that frighten Afrio's land Blow o'er far northern gardens, soft and bland; While many a script from some great prophet's hand Have ye kept safe beneath your sheltering sand! "Ay, better than t' have handed down the years The Pharoah's solemn dust with features stern As though e'en yet an empire begged his mercy, ( Not his alone who brake the Hittite power, And treasure-cities built, and temples grand, Mixing their mortar with Mine Israel's blood, But his also, the founder of his race, Great architect of Egypt's dynasties;--Strange now their silence in these noisy times!--) Better than this, your mission, winged Winds, And winged Sands, to be sarcophagi Wherein be safe entombed the kingly words And kingly deeds of holy heroes, choice Mementoes of the Christian origins! "O happy Pools, nestling near burning wastes, That 'mong your lily fragrances brought forth That learned reed, whose flowers were crowns, Its pith for furnitures, its roots for fire, Its stem for aught from sandals up to ships; Learned Papyrus, stored with memories That touch upon the immemorial years; How do your waters in the sunlight dance In joy of rearing such most priceless life! Most beautiful Papyrus! ...
Title:The divine processionalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217383106

ISBN - 13:9780217383103