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

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Page 37 - There is an eye that never sleepeth; there is an eye that seeth in 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 36 - 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, and every hand is still.
Page 26 - 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 odour; she is the delight of every eye.
Page 132 - When our parents and friends die, and are laid in the cold ground, we see them here no more; but there we shall embrace them again, and live with them and be separated no more. There we shall meet all good men, whom we read of in holy books. There we shall see Abraham, the called of God, the father of the faithful; and Moses, after his long wanderings in the Arabian desert; and Elijah, the prophet of God; and Daniel, who escaped from the lions' den; and there the son of Jesse, the shepherd king,...
Page 113 - I have seen the insects sporting in the sunshine, and darting along the streams; their wings glittered with gold and purple ; their bodies shone like the green emerald: they were more numerous than I could count; their motions were quicker than my eye could glance I returned, they were brushed into the pool ; they were perishing with the evening breeze; the swallow had devoured them ; the pike had seized them ; there were none found of so great a multitude.
Page 133 - There we shall see JESUS, who is gone before us to that happy place; and there we shall behold the glory of the High God. We cannot see Him here, but we will love Him here; we must be now on earth, but we will often think on Heaven.
Page 22 - ... she teacheth it how to be good; she rejoiceth daily in its growth. But who is the Parent of the mother? who nourisheth her with good things, and watcheth over her with tender love, and remembereth her every moment? Whose arms are about her to guard her from harm? and if she is sick, who shall heal her?
Page 23 - ... her with good things, and watcheth over her with tender love, and remembereth her every moment ? Whose arms are about her to guard her from harm ? and if she is sick, who shall heal her ? God is the parent of the mother ; he is the parent of all, for he created all. All the men, and all the women who are alive in the wide world, are his children ; he loveth all, he is good to all. The...
Page 34 - 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.
Page 15 - If you fall, little lambs, you will not be hurt ; there is spread under you a carpet of soft grass ; it is spread on purpose to receive you. The butterflies flutter from bush to bush and open their wings to the warm sun.

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