The Masque of Mary and Other Poems by Edward CaswallThe Masque of Mary and Other Poems by Edward Caswall

The Masque of Mary and Other Poems

byEdward Caswall

Paperback | January 16, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1858. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... HYMNS AND MEDITATIVE PIECES. I. ON MY ORIGINAL NOTHINGNESS. Bethink thee well, poor soul of mine, But some few years ago There was of thee no single sign Upon this earth below. The busy world, as now, pursued Through good and ill its way; Nature her silent task renew'd Then also as to-day: Ages had sped their ceaseless flight; New empires had grown old; Earth's mountain-tops were hoary white With centuries untold: Millions had heard the dread decree Of their eternal doom: But where was 11--what news of me In all that time had come? Ah, buried in the depths beneath Of emptiness profound; All blank to me was life or death, Or nature's varied round. No germ of being then had I, Save in th' eternal Mind Of Him, who from eternity All being has design'd. On His divinely chosen day I came on earth below; At His command, whom all obey, I forth again must go. O thought, in mercy sent at times To every human breast, To stay the wicked in their crimes, To stimulate the best! O solemn thought, so full of grace, So little duly priz'd, So often by our thoughtless race Forgotten or despis'd! Whatever task my heart engage, Be Thou with me, I pray; In grief, in joy, in youth, in age, To-morrow as to-day. II. THANKSGIVING FOR MY CREATION. Not, Lord, by any will of mine, But of Thy gracious plan, Father eternal and divine, My earthly life began. By Thy election from a state Of nothingness I came; Thy hand my spirit did create, And my corporeal frame. As now I live and draw my breath In Thee, O God most high; So, too, to Thee I look in death For immortality. On Thee, through every future scene Of being I depend; Thou my beginning, Lord, hast been, Thou also art my end. III. THE END OF MY CREATION. Oft, my soul, thyself remind, Of the end thy God designed, When He sent thee he...
Title:The Masque of Mary and Other PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217757235

ISBN - 13:9780217757232