Emily [O. Pelton]
The SabbathWith grateful toil and cares oppress The Christian day brought welcome rest 'Mong giant oaks their trembling house Shrinks cow'ing like a mountain mouse Unpacked their books and plants around Are sprinkled oer the briery ground While they intent on heavenly things Would seek the bliss which Sabbath brings All nature now is calmly gay And seems to know 'Tis sabbath day These glowing hours of holy calm Are laden with a riches balm More softly treads the morning breeze Its leafy path of arching trees Less noisy now the fearless sill, A smoother haze is on the hill, And sounds come all in harmony With the will of holy melody" Their hearts are swayed with reverent fear So heavenly footsteps come so near, And kneeling on the leafy sod Their hearts in prayer ascend to God One reads aloud the sacred page How love divine from age to age Hath marked mankind with pitying eye And spared a race condemned to die And even the Saviours blood was given That guilty man might enter heaven What love had made him leave the skies How stooped so low that man should rise Of love unstrained for all his foes What tears he shed for others woes06548 *[illegible]
Fountain Lake [Wisc.]
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Reel 01, Image 0654
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