Cardinal Newman's Dream of Gerontius

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Schwartz, Kirwin & Fauss, 1916 - 92 pages

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Page 54 - Praise to the Holiest in the height, And in the depth be praise : In all His words most wonderful ; Most sure in all His ways.
Page 80 - How poor, how rich, how abject, how august, How complicate, how wonderful, is man! How passing wonder He who made him such, Who centred in our make such strange extremes! From different natures marvellously mixed, Connection exquisite of distant worlds! Distinguished link in being's endless chain! Midway from nothing to the Deity!
Page 80 - In form and moving how express and admirable ! In action how like an angel! In apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world! The paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me, no, nor woman neither, though by your smiling you seem to say so.
Page 56 - The sound is like the rushing of the wind The summer wind among the lofty pines; Swelling and dying, echoing round about, Now here, now distant, wild and beautiful; While, scatter'd from the branches it has stirr'd, Descend ecstatic odours.
Page 27 - ... Firmly I believe and truly God is Three, and God is One ; And I next acknowledge duly Manhood taken by the Son. And I trust and hope most fully In that manhood crucified ; And each thought and deed unruly Do to death, as He has died. Simply to His grace and wholly Light and life and strength belong, And I love, supremely, solely, Him the holy, Him the strong.
Page 8 - I can no more ; for now it comes again, That sense of ruin, which is worse than pain That masterful negation and collapse Of all that makes me man...
Page 22 - Dost through the flood thy rapid passage take, Sinking deep, deeper, into the dim distance. Angels, to whom the willing task is given, Shall tend, and nurse, and lull thee, as thou liest; And Masses on the earth, and prayers in heaven, Shall aid thee at the Throne of the Most Highest. Farewell, but not for ever! brother dear, Be brave and patient on thy bed of sorrow; Swiftly shall pass thy night of trial here, And I will come and wake thee on the morrow.
Page 60 - As never thou didst feel; and wilt desire To slink away, and hide thee from His sight; And yet wilt have a longing aye to dwell Within the beauty of His countenance. And these two pains, so counter and so keen, The longing for Him, when thou seest Him not; The shame of self at thought of seeing Him, Will be thy veriest, sharpest purgatory.
Page 64 - O loving wisdom of our God, When all was sin and shame, A second Adam to the fight, And to the rescue came.
Page 26 - From power of the devil ; Thy servant deliver. For once and for ever. By Thy birth, and by Thy Cross, Rescue him from endless loss; By Thy death and burial, Save him from a final fall ; By Thy rising from the tomb, By Thy mounting up above, By the Spirit's gracious love, Save him in the day of doom. GERONTIUS. Sanctus fortis, Sanctus Deus, De profundis oro te, Miserere, Judex meus, Parce mihi, Domine.

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