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Kids poem: The enchanted city

Discussion in 'Quotes & Poems' started by Yours, May 5, 2016.

  1. The sunset's hue had faded out,
    And soft gray shadows fell about;
    All faintly traced the outlines stood,
    And, velvet-like, the cool green wood.

    His feet were tired, and drearily
    He thought of night. All cheerily
    A little brook spoke up to him
    From 'neath a tree's cool shade and dim,
    And by the well-worn path he knew
    Some dwelling must be near it too.

    The shadows softer, quicker fell,
    Then one by one, as by a spell.
    The glimmering lights waked here and there
    Like stars below; home lights so fair
    To those who own such haven blest,
    Where waiteth welcome, joy, and rest.

    Then, as the traveler nearer drew,
    A sweet sound charmed his spirit through,
    An evening hymn of gratitude
    That cheered his weary solitude.

    “I will not venture to their door;
    'Tis but a little distance more
    Where shines another cheerful light;
    There will I seek for rest to-night."
    But as he neared the second place
    A hymn rose to the throne of grace.

    The wanderer paused, then far and near,
    Like wind-harps, changeful, sweet, and clear,
    Faint strains of music rose and fell
    And wrought around his soul a spell.
    " Am I a-dream, or lost, or where,
    That all the nightfall seems to bëâr
    Music afloat on every hand,
    Or have I found a fairy-land ? ' '

    Then one belated, answered him:
    ' ' It is the hour for evening hymn
    Through all the land, the call to prayer.
    Come, pilgrim, haste, I must be there,
    For now each soul with one accord
    Returns its praise unto the Lord.”

    'Twas but a dream! Oh, were it so,
    Our peace would like a river flow!
    Happy that time if there might be
    Such law of grace and harmony
    That at the lamp-light's given hour
    Each heart would render to this power
    Acknowledgments of blessings won
    Throughout the day just past and gone.

    Then would His blessing and His care
    Make each night calm and each day fair;
    Then would their truth to God be known,
    And He delight to bless His own.

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