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First Sunday After Christmas - Poem by John Keble

'Tis true, of old the unchanging sun
His daily course refused to run,
The pale moon hurrying to the west
Paused at a mortal's call, to aid
The avenging storm of war, that laid
Seven guilty realms at once on earth's defiled breast.

But can it be, one suppliant tear
Should stay the ever-moving sphere?
A sick man's lowly-breathed sigh,
When from the world he turns away,
And hides his weary eyes to pray,
Should change your mystic dance, ye wanderers of the sky?

We too, O Lord, would fain command,
As then, Thy wonder-working hand,
And backward force the waves of Time,
That now so swift and silent bear
Our restless bark from year to year;
Help us to pause and mourn to Thee our tale of crime.

Bright hopes, that erst the bosom warmed,
And vows, too pure to be performed,
And prayers blown wide by gales of care; -
These, and such faint half-waking dreams,
Like stormy lights on mountain streams,
Wavering and broken all, athwart the conscience glare.

How shall we 'scape the o'erwhelming Past?
Can spirits broken, joys o'ercast,
And eyes that never more may smile: -
Can these th' avenging bolt delay,
Or win us back one little day
The bitterness of death to soften and beguile?

Father and Lover of our souls!
Though darkly round Thine anger rolls,
Thy sunshine smiles beneath the gloom,
Thou seek'st to warn us, not confound,
Thy showers would pierce the hardened ground
And win it to give out its brightness and perfume.

Thou smil'st on us in wrath, and we,
E'en in remorse, would smile on Thee,
The tears that bathe our offered hearts,
We would not have them stained and dim,
But dropped from wings of seraphim,
All glowing with the light accepted love imparts.

Time's waters will not ebb, nor stay;
Power cannot change them, but Love may;
What cannot be, Love counts it done.
Deep in the heart, her searching view
Can read where Faith is fixed and true,
Through shades of setting life can see Heaven's work begun.

O Thou, who keep'st the Key of Love,
Open Thy fount, eternal Dove,
And overflow this heart of mine,
Enlarging as it fills with Thee,
Till in one blaze of charity
Care and remorse are lost, like motes in light divine;

Till as each moment wafts us higher,
By every gush of pure desire,
And high-breathed hope of joys above,
By every secret sigh we heave,
Whole years of folly we outlive,
In His unerring sight, who measures Life by Love.

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Poems About Christmas

  1. 51. First Sunday After Christmas , John Keble
  2. 52. A Christmas Fancy , Robert Fuller Murray
  3. 53. For Christmas Day , Charles Wesley
  4. 54. Sir Galahad, A Christmas Mystery , William Morris
  5. 55. Christmas - A Despatch From The Battlefi.. , Michael Shepherd
  6. 56. The Christmas Beetle , Leon Gellert
  7. 57. Christmas , Julia Ann Moore
  8. 58. The Mistletoe (A Christmas Tale) , Mary Darby Robinson
  9. 59. The Christmas Goose , William Topaz McGonagall
  10. 60. (724) Christmas With All The Little.. , Melvina Germain
  11. 61. Christmas In Australia , Victor James Daley
  12. 62. Because Of Christmas Day........... , Ravi Sathasivam
  13. 63. On Christmas Eve , William Wilfred Campbell
  14. 64. Christmas Antiphones , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  15. 65. (729) Christmas Gift To All , Melvina Germain
  16. 66. No Christmas Tree Where It Should Be , David Keig
  17. 67. A Christmas Gift. , Geoff Warden
  18. 68. (708) Joy Of Christmas , Melvina Germain
  19. 69. (725) Christmas Treasures , Melvina Germain
  20. 70. Christmas Presents , Uriah Hamilton
  21. 71. A Christmas Eve , Victor James Daley
  22. 72. ’tis Christmas Eve , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  23. 73. Second Sunday After Christmas , John Keble
  24. 74. Christmas Part 1 - Christmas Tree , David Harris
  25. 75. The Christmas Homes Of England , Caroline Hayward
  26. 76. Juleaftenen (Christmas Eve ) , Henrik Wergeland
  27. 77. "Christmas Thoughts&Quot; , Harold R. Fishel
  28. 78. Christmas Even , Mathilde Blind
  29. 79. Christmas , Marchette Chute
  30. 80. Christmas Day , Paul Moosberg
  31. 81. The Christmas Tree , Robert William Service
  32. 82. For Christmas Day In The Morning , Anonymous Americas
  33. 83. A Christmas Without God , David Keig
  34. 84. The Trapper's Christmas Eve , Robert William Service
  35. 85. Christmas Tears , Lee Degnan
  36. 86. A Christmas Hymn , Alfred Domett
  37. 87. A Christmas Letter From Australia , Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen
  38. 88. 1007 Father Christmas - Christmas Father , John Knight
  39. 89. True Meaning Of Christmas , Eugene W. Miller
  40. 90. Christmas , Abigaile Housemans
  41. 91. Christmas Glee , Paul Moosberg
  42. 92. 0016 Christmas Rose - A Spell , Michael Shepherd
  43. 93. Once Upon A Christmas Day , Joseph T. Renaldi
  44. 94. Christ Lives On.(It's Christmas Day) , Charles M Moore
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  46. 96. I Found Christmas (X'Mas) , Cecelia Weir
  47. 97. Christmas Together , Mary Nagy
  48. 98. Christmas Magic , Marjorie Foster Fleming
  49. 99. A Christmas Poem: Twelve Things About Ch.. , Loyd C. Taylor, Sr.
  50. 100. Christmas Part 3 - Christmas Day , David Harris
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