Via Dolorosa and Hymns to Christ as God with Other Pieces

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byJames Mackay

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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. 1863. Excerpt: ... VIA DOLOROSA. It is the silent midnight hour: The armed cruel sons of wrong With torch and lantern steal along, From street to street, by porch and tower. The round full moon, lest she should seem To favour hell's most hellish work, By smiling where the murderers lurk, With blackest clouds obscures her beam. The temple of the only God Its golden grandeur rears on high Against that gloomy, curtained sky: Beneath are violence and fraud. A For violence and fraud keep tryst; And priest, and pharisee, and scribe, The while they mutter, scoff, and gibe, Go forth with them to hunt the Christ. Oh, marvel that the very stones And timbers do not find a tongue! Oh, marvel that no knell is rung From Heaven's arch in thunder-tones,--The quick destruction to proclaim Of all the doomed of Aaron's race, Who desecrate this holy place By lying in Jehovah's name! The moonbeam, struggling through the cloud, While now they hurry o'er the street That echoes to their guilty feet, Eeveals no conscience in the crowd. Their leader, Judas, walks alone, The curse upon his traitor-brow: Oh, ruined, ruined, wretched thou! The devil marks thee for his own. They reach the city's lofty wall; They jostle through the open gate; Their hearts inflamed with deadly hate, They haste as to a carnival. Adown the valley speeds the band, And over Kedron's angry stream,--In which their flaring torches gleam,--Till in Gethsemane they stand. Within that lonely garden-ground, That on the skirt of Olivet Like emerald broidery is set, The Saviour of the world is found. There oftentimes hath He been seen With His disciples, in the shade Of spreading olives, which He made So fruitful, beautiful, and green. "Whom Seek ye?" speaks without disguise The Saviour to that rabble-rout: "Jesus of Nazareth!" they sh...

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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. 1863. Excerpt: ... VIA DOLOROSA. It is the silent midnight hour: The armed cruel sons of wrong With torch and lantern steal along, From street to...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021765147X

ISBN - 13:9780217651479

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