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Leaves From Life, by L.n.r.


Leaves From Life, by L.n.r.

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    Ellen Henrietta Ranyard
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1855 Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: THE BORDER LAND. I Have been to a land, a Border Land, Where was but a strange dim light: Where shadows and dreams, in a spectral band, Seem'd real to the aching sight. I scarcely bethought me how there I came, Or if thence I should pass again : Its morning and night were mark'd by the flight, Or coming, of woe and pain. But I saw from this land, this Border Land, With its mountain ridges hoar, That they look'd across to a wondrous strand, A bright and unearthly shore. Then I turn'd me to Him, " the Crucified" In most humble faith and prayer, Who had ransom'd with blood my sinful soul: For I thought He would call me there. Yet, nay: for awhile in the Border Land He bade me in patience stay, And gather rich fruits, with a trembling hand, Whilst He chased its glooms away. He had led me amid those shadows dim, And shown that bright world so near, To teach me that earnest trust in Him Is " the one thing needful" here. And so from the land, yes, the Border Land, I 've turn'd me to earth once more: But earth and its works were all trifles, scann'd By the light of that radiant shore. And, oh! should they ever possess me again Too deeply, in heart and hand, I must think how empty they seem'd, and vain. From the heights of the Border Land. The Border Land had depths and vales, Where sorrow for sin was known: Where small seem'd great, as weigh'd in scales, Held by God's hand alone. 'Twas a land where earthly pride was naught, Where the poor were brought to mind, With their scanty bed, their fireless cot, And their bread so hard to find. But little I heard in t...  
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