Hymns in prose for children, by the author of Lessons for children

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Page 10 - The sheep rest upon their soft fleeces, and their loud bleating is no more heard amongst the hills. There is no sound of a number of voices, or of children at play, or the trampling of busy feet, and of people, hurrying to and fro. The smith's hammer is not heard upon the anvil ; nor the harsh saw of the carpenter. All men are stretched on their quiet beds ; and the child sleeps upon the breast of its mother. Darkness is spread over the skies, and darkness is upon the ground ; every eye is shut,...
Page ii - COME, and I will show you what is beautiful. It is a rose fully blown. See how she sits upon her mossy stem, like the queen of all the flowers ! Her leaves glow like fire ; the air is filled with her sweet odor ; she is the delight of every eye.
Page iii - He is the delight of every heart. 3. I will show you what is strong. The lion is strong ; when he raiseth up himself from his lair, when he shaketh his mane, when the voice of his roaring is heard, the cattle of the field fly, and the wild beasts of the desert hide themselves; for he is very terrible.
Page 11 - Eye that seeth in the dark night, as well as in the bright sunshine. When there is no light of the sun, nor of the moon ; when there is no lamp in the house, nor any little star twinkling...
Page 30 - Him who teacheth us how to speak, and hath opened our dumb lips. When we could not think of Him, He thought of us; before we could ask Him to bless us, He had already given us many blessings. He fashioneth our tender limbs, and causeth them to grow; He maketh us strong, and tall, and nimble.
Page 52 - Who causeth them to grow every where, and bloweth the seeds about in winds, and mixeth them with the mould, and watereth them with soft rains, and cherisheth them with dews? Who fanneth them with the pure breath of heaven ; and giveth them colours and smells, and spreadeth out their thin transparent leaves ? How doth the rose draw its crimson from the dark brown earth, or the lily its shining white...
Page 108 - The rainbow is very glorious, but it soon vanisheth away : life is good, but it is quickly swallowed up in death. There is a land where the roses are without thorns, where the flowers are not mixed with brambles. In that land there is eternal spring, and light without any cloud.
Page 33 - The plants and the trees are made to give fruit to man; but man is made to praise God, who made him. We love to praise him, because he loveth to bless' us; we thank him for life, because it is a pleasant thing to be alive. We love God, who hath created all beings ; we love all beings, because they are the creatures of God.

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