Untrodden Spain, And Her Black Country (volume 2); Being Sketches Of The Life And Character Of The…

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byHugh James Rose

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1875. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. THE SPANISH MINERS' UNITED PRAYER MEETING. A Poem. How long, 0 Lord, the Holy and the True, How long, dear Lord, wilt Thou withhold Thy hand 1 Lo, for these many months nor rain nor dew Have visited and blessed our thirsty land! The green grass withereth and the floweret dies; Sweet carol to the Spring no bird hath sung; The earth is iron, brazen are the skies, Long hath the blight on vine and olive hung. Sure 'twere enough, Lord, Merciful and Good, That on our plains long since the sword began; Wilt Thou withhold the green herb giving food, Thy wrath fore-adding to the sin of man? Yet, why reproach we? Soon shall come the Tide Of Passion, and that Friday, blest of all, When He who pleadeth at His Father's side Shall walk* among us, and the rain shall fall? But, no; with scorching wind and molten sky, Friday's dim dawn grew into dazzling day; 'Mid teeming crowds we watched, with wistful eye, Its sad procession thread the narrow way. What men are these in sable dress who come,t Thorn-crowned each brow, and in each eye a tear? Bare are their feet, and muffled is their drum, Seeming as men who mourn, what do they here? * In the common parlance of the Spanish miners, it is said, "Jesus leaves His Father's side on Good Friday, to bring a blessing to men." f The "penitentes," or "humildes," men who have sinned, and pay for the privilege of helping to carry Christ, and the Virgin, and Saints, thus doing penance during the Holy Week. Whom bear they on, in robe of royal hue 1 Death's Conqueror say ye? But His eye is dim! Bid ye in that bowed form the sinner view The God who made, the Man who died for him? Yet bear Him on, and let His gaze of love Melt each hard heart and smooth each suffering brow, While His long train of faithful saints on-move, Wh...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1875. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. THE SPANISH MINERS' UNITED PRAYER MEETING. A Poem. How long, 0 Lord, the Holy and the True, How long, dear Lord...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021765374X

ISBN - 13:9780217653749

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