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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... "
Children's Praise - Page 19
by Julius Henry Waterbury - 1871 - 126 pages
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The Home Book of Verse, American and English ..., Volume 8, Pages 3149-3742

American poetry - 1912 - 3742 pages
...of these flowerets gay," The Reaper said, and smiled; "Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where He was once a child. "They shall all bloom in fields...should find them all again In the fields of light above. Oh, not in cruelty, not in wrath. The Reaper came that day; 'Twas an angel visited the green...
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Complete Works of Rev. Thomas Smyth, D. D.

Thomas Smyth - Presbyterian Church - 1912
...need of the flowerets gay," The Reaper said, and smiled : "Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where he was once a child." "They shall all bloom in fields...gave, in tears and pain, The flowers she most did love ; But she knew she would find them all again, In the fields of light above. O. not in cruelty, not...
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History of DETROIT

PAUL LEAKE - 1912
...were born to them, but the home was again and again invaded by the reaper Death, the mother giving "In tears and pain, The flowers she most did love;...should find them all again In the fields of light above." Anna, the first born, was taken at the age of nine years; Edward, at seven; and Jennie, when...
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Immortality and Modern Thought

Watson Boone Duncan - Immortality - 1912 - 191 pages
...grain with a breath, And the flowers that grow between." And how truly Christian when he continues: — "And the mother gave, in tears and pain, The flowers she most did love; She knew she would find them all again In the fields of light above." Wordsworth's "We are Seven" breathes a spirit...
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Wordsworth to Tennyson

William Stebbing - English poetry - 1913
...these flowerets gay,' The Reaper said, and smiled ; ' Dear tokens of the earth are they, * Where he was once a child. They shall all bloom in fields of...upon their garments white, These sacred blossoms wear ; ' 8 or in Blind Bartimeus's importunate petition, with its musical Greek.9 They only know, and are...
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Father Stanton's Last Sermons in S. Alban's, Holborn

Arthur Henry Stanton - Sermons, English - 1916 - 332 pages
...before it belonged to you, and your love is but a reflection of His. "And the mother gave, in teats and pain, The flowers she most did love; She knew...should find them all again In the fields of light above." ' Supposing Him to be the Gardener, you must not mind if He takes the flowers you love so much,...
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Exercises in Latin Versification

Leo Thomas Butler - Latin language - 1917 - 149 pages
...8. Where He himself once lived a little child. " Exercise 53 The Reaper and the Flowers, Continued " They shall all bloom in fields of light, Transplanted...And saints, upon their garments white, These sacred emblems wear." And the mother gave in tears and pain, The flowers she most did love ; She knew she...
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The Home Book of Verse: American and English, 1580-1918

American poetry - 1918 - 4009 pages
...of these flowerets gay," The Reaper said, and smiled; " Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where He , above. Oh, not in cruelty, not in wrath, The Reaper came that day; 'Twas an angel visited the green...
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Thoughts for Quiet Hours Through the Year

Sick - 1918 - 129 pages
..."My beloved", this is the victory. We shall see again these garden flowers blooming in a fairer land. "And the mother gave in tears and pain The flowers...should find them all again. In the fields of light above." MARCH Slayer of winter, art thou here again? O welcome, thou that bringest the summer nigh!...
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The Courtship of Miles Standish, and Minor Poems

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Massachusetts - 1918 - 248 pages
...of these flowerets gay," The Reaper said, and smiled; Dear tokens of the earth are they, i< Where He was once a child. "They shall all bloom in fields...their garments white, These sacred blossoms wear." K And the mother gave, in tears and pain, The flowers she most did love; She knew she should find them...
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