Emily [O. Pelton]
Of darksome love gath[illegible]ane And death upon the shameful tree How vanquished Death no terror wears And Grave is shorn of all his fears The book is closed - the golden chain I brought with joy and sign again While peeping through the leafy wall The startled birds their neighbors call And joyful well the lenghend lays And circling hills repeat the praiseIn broken converse now the day Goes quickly unperceived away Perhaps why mortals may be proof Against the shafts of Jesus' love What lands are stained with martyr blood When fearless hearts would worship God Of fretful crowds who gaily side In tinkling pomp the horse of pride of kinder hearts who pitying scan The fearful depths of fallen man And firm with patient purpose prove The noiseless might of Christian love Of lasting wealth for youth or age So freely spread on natures page What bounds to mortal ken are given What plants adorn the vales of heaven Of times when wasting war shall cease And all accept the Prince of Peace Of Death with huge unequal sheaves And countless too as summer leaves What wealth of various fruit is there The shriveled form with whitened hair
Fountain Lake [Wisc.]
64 Feb 27-Mar 1
Reel 01, Image 0656
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