One by one the sands are flowing,
One by one the moments fall:
Some are coming, some are going;
Do not strive to grasp them all.... more »
My God, I thank Thee who hast made
The earth so bright;
So full of splendour and of joy,
Beauty and light;... more »
I DO not ask, O Lord, that life may be
A pleasant road;
I do not ask that Thou wouldst take from me
Aught of its load;... more »
LOUD roared the tempest,
Fast fell the sleet;
A little Child Angel
Passed down the street,... more »
WHERE are the swallows fled?
Frozen and dead,
Perchance, upon some bleak and stormy shore.
O doubting heart!... more »
You have taken back the promise
That you spoke so long ago;
Taken back the heart you gave me-
I must even let it go.... more »
SEATED one day at the Organ,
I was weary and ill at ease,
And my fingers wandered idly
Over the noisy keys.... more »
He was the first always: Fortune
Shone bright in his face.
I fought for years; with no effort
He conquered the place:... more »
BEFORE I trust my fate to thee,
Or place my hand in thine,
Before I let thy future give
Color and form to mine,
Before I peril all for thee, question thy soul to-night for me.
I break all slighter bonds, nor feel
A shadow of regret:
Is there one link within the Past
That holds thy spirit yet?
Or is thy faith as clear and free as that which I can pledge to thee?
Does there within thy dimmest dreams
A possible future shine,
Wherein thy life could henceforth breathe,
Untouch’d, unshar’d by mine?
If so, at any pain ...