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Poemata Sacra.

SONGS

OF THE

CROSS AND THE CROWN

Melodious Taords concerning Nature and Grace,

SELECTED FOR THE DREARY AND DOUBTFUL

“God forbid that I should glory save in the Cross.”—Galatians vi. 14

“And they had on their heads Crowns of gold."--REVELATION iv. 4

LONDON:

STRAHAN AND CO.
BRIGHTON : THOMAS PAGE, 173, NORTH STREET

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THE Editor of this and its companion volume*

has long desired to gather into some such

compilation many of those verses which have appeared to his own apprehension luminous, incisive, or comfortable pieces, and which by their melody or suggestion seem to possess a power to instruct or charm. From a very large accumulation these have been selected, as either expressing the grief of life beneath its tribulation—and such an expression is itself often a lenitive for sorrow-or the pensive gladness of life beneath the influence of those hopes which are as an anchor to the soul. Poets are often persons to whom suffering has

* “ Voices from the Willow and the Palm."

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