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The Voice of St. John, And Other Poems.

The Voice of St. John, And Other Poems.

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Published by GLENN DALE PEASE
BY WM. WILBERFORCE NEWTON,
BY WM. WILBERFORCE NEWTON,

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Published by: GLENN DALE PEASE on Oct 15, 2013
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The Voice of St. John, AD Other Poems.BY WM. WILBERFORCE EWTO,COTETS.The Voice of St. John, _ _ _ _ 9The Mirage, -------33Won and Widowed, - - - - - 36The Sphynx, -------40The Island Life, ------ 43Reassurance, -------46Creed and Hope, ------ 48Christmas Carol — L, - - - - - 49Christmas Carol — II., ----- 51Scene : — St. John at Ephesus, on the last Easter-day of his life, gathers the members of the churchtogether, by the riverside, and tells his convertsonce more, the story of the first Easter-day." Little children .... it is the last time."1 John ii. i8.
 
PREFACE." The voice of Saint John,The beloved disciple,Who wandered and waitedThe Master's appearance.Alone in the darkness,Unsheltered and friendless."H. W. Longfellow.THE VOICE OF ST. JOH.I.GATHER round me, little children, for mydays are ebbing fast,And your aged friend and father goeth to hishome at last.Soon the oldest of Apostles, white-haired, worn,and craving rest,Called by God, must join his brethren, saints andmartyrs, saved and blest.Here, beside the swift Meander, where our holychurch has stood,Saints of Ephesus, I bid you hold the faith andseek the good.
 
On this happy Easter morning, you have sungyour hymns of praise,And my soul is filled with memories of those far-off, wondrous days,9THE VOICE OF ST. JOH.When we hurried in the morning, hope befoggedwith clouds of gloom ;Hoping much, but fearing most — the silence othe sullen tomb.Little children ! sure, 1 feel it — 'tis the last timemy poor breathShall relate the Easter story — how our Lord hasconquered death.Gather round me, then, and listen while I live thepast once more,And recount the golden hours of that Easter-dayof yore.ILGray and cold was the dawn, and darkness hunglong on the twilight,

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