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" He gazed at the flowers with tearful eyes, He kissed their drooping leaves ; It was for the Lord of Paradise He bound them in his sheaves. "My Lord has need of these flowerets gay," The Reaper said, and smiled; "Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where... "
The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine - Page 13
1839
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The Penny Tract Magazine and Christian Miscellany

Christian literature, English - 1847
...bound them in his sheaves. " My Lord has need of these flowerets gay," The reaper said, and smiled : " Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where he was once...gave, in tears and pain, The flowers she most did love ; She knew she could find them all again In the fields of light above. Oh not in cruelty, not in wrath,...
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Voices of the Night

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Poetry - 1839 - 144 pages
...He bound them in his sheaves. My Lord has need of these flowerets gay, The Reaper said, and smiled : Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where he was once...gave, in tears and pain, The flowers she most did love ; She knew she should find them all again In the fields of light above. O, not in cruelty, not in wrath,...
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The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music & Romance, Volume 3

Fashion - 1840
...Reaper said, and smil'd : " Dear tokens of the earth are they. v. " They shall 'ill bloom in lie Ms of light, Transplanted by my care, And saints upon...their garments white These sacred blossoms wear.** vl. VI. And the mother gave, in tears and pain. The flowers she most did love ; But she knew she should...
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The General Baptist repository, and Missionary observer [afterw.] The ...

1853
...; It was for the Lord of Paradise He bound them in his sheaves. "MylLord has need of these flowrets gay," The Reaper said, and smil'd : " Dear tokens...And saints upon their garments white These sacred blosoms wear." And the mother gave, in tears and pain, The flowrets she most did love ; But she knew...
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The Dayspring

1876
...bound them in his sheaves. ' My Lord hath need of these flowers gay,' The reaper said, and smiled; 'Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where He was once a child.' You like to think of yourselves as flowers ; WE WOULD SEE JESUS. Ill and one to say, ' I am a rose,'...
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Fresh Flowers for My Children

Katharine Parker Gordon - Children - 1842 - 140 pages
...139 ) CHILDREN IN HEAVEN. " My Lord hath need of these flowerets gay," The Reaper said and smiled ; " Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where he was once a child." In the broad fields of heaven, Amid undying flowers, Dwelling by Life's clear river, In the Immortal...
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Readings in American Poetry

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - American poetry - 1843 - 264 pages
...bound them in his sheaves. " My Lord has need of these flowerets gay," The Reaper said, and smiled ; " Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where he was once...gave, in tears and pain, The flowers she most did love ; She knew she should find them all again In the fields of light above. 20 * P33) 234 DEMOCRACY. O,...
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Voices of the Night

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1843 - 144 pages
...bound them in his sheaves. " My Lord has need of these flowerets gay," The Reaper said, and smiled ; " Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where he was once...gave, in tears and pain, The flowers she most did love ; She knew she should find them all again In the fields of light above. O, not in cruelty, not in wrath,...
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Perennial Flowers

Children's poetry - 1843 - 172 pages
...bound them in his sheaves. " The Lord has need of these flowerets gay," The Reaper said and smiled ; " Dear tokens of the earth are they Where he was once...in tears and pain, The flowers she most did love, She knew she should find them all again In the fields of light above. 0 not in cruelty, not in wrath,...
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The Illustrated Book of Christian Ballads and Other Poems, Volume 14

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - Ballads, English - 1844 - 164 pages
...bound them in his sheaves. "My Lord has need of these flowerets gay," The Reaper said, and smiled : Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where he was once...gave, in tears and pain, The flowers she most did love ; She knew she should find them all aguin In the fields of light above. Oh, not in cruelty, not in...
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