Whar' the Hand O' God is Seen and Other Poems

Paperback | January 7, 2012

byJack Crawford

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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. 1910. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... I sighed for Mary as in days of yore, But whispering waves made answer, "Nevermore!" In Donegal. HEARD IN THE CANE-BRAKE Fo' de Lord, I's gwine ter hustle, I's a pullin' fo' de shore, Whar' de bridegroom am a-waitin' Fo' to tote de shif'less o'er; Whar' de weary am a-restin', An' dar's sorrow never more On de othah side ob Jordan in de mawnin'. Oh, dar ain't no automobiles In de Hallelujah Lan', Whar' Jehovah's golden chariot Am a-rollin' f rough de san'; Whar de blessed Lawd am waitin' Fo' to take yo' by de han', On de othah side ob Jordan in de mawnin'. Hallelujah! fo' de streets ob gold, Whar' night am lak' de day, Hallelujah! fo' dem golden harps On which dem angels play, Hallelujah! fo' de Lam' ob God Dat wash ma sins away, On de othah side ob Jordan in de mawnin'. THIRTY YEARS AGO Come, mother, put your knittin' down; you've done enough to-night; It isn't good for them old eyes to work by candlelight. They ain't as flashy as they was some thirty years ago, When at the old red meetin' house I first became your beau. The big pertracted meetin' was a runnin' at the time, An' Preacher Giles's sermons jist a makin' sinners climb; The mourners' benches wouldn't hold the crowds that forward went To seek salvation from the Lord and o'er their sins lament. Up in the "amen corner" you would always take your seat, An' jine in with the singin' in a voice so master sweet That of'entimes I've shet my eyes an' half imagined you War act'ally an angel sent to help the meetin' through. I vum, but how "Amazin' Grace" a-rollin' from your lips Would make me feel like I war' witched, c'lar to my fingeMips. An' "Sinner Turn, Why Will Ye Die," you sung so feelin'ly, I swow it made me think you sung especially at me. I reckon for a dozen nights I sot back near the door, A...

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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. 1910. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... I sighed for Mary as in days of yore, But whispering waves made answer, "Nevermore!" In Donegal. HEARD IN THE CANE-BRAKE Fo'...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217903908

ISBN - 13:9780217903905

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