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If only

If only I might love my God and die!—      But now He bids me love Him and live on,      Now when the bloom of all my life is gone, The pleasant half of life has quite gone by. My tree … Continue reading

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All Saints

They have brought gold and spices to my King,       Incense and precious stuffs and ivory; O holy Mother mine, what can I bring       That so my Lord may deign to look on me? They sing a sweeter song than I … Continue reading

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Symbols

I watched a rosebud very long      Brought on by dew and sun and shower,      Waiting to see the perfect flower : Then, when I thought it should be strong,      It opened at the matin hour And fell at evensong. I … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol

Thank God, thank God, we do believe : Thank God that this is Christmas Eve. Even as we kneel upon this day, Even so, the ancient legends say, Nearly two thousand years ago The stalled ox knelt, and even so … Continue reading

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Martyrs’ Song

We meet in joy, though we part in sorrow ; We part to-night, but we meet to-morrow. Be it flood or blood the path that’s trod, All the same it leads home to God : Be it furnace-fire voluminous, One … Continue reading

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The World

By day she woos me, soft, exceeding fair :         But all night as the moon so changeth she ;         Loathsome and foul with hideous leprosy, And subtle serpents gliding in her hair. By day she woos me to the outer … Continue reading

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The Greatest of these is Charity

A moon impoverished amid stars curtailed,       A sun of its exuberant lustre shorn,       A transient morning that is scarcely morn, A lingering night in double dimness veiled.— Our hands are slackened and our strength has failed;       We born to darkness, … Continue reading

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