THE CHOSEN PEOPLE
A COMPENDIUM OF SACRED AND CHURCH HISTORY FOR SCHOOL-CHILDREN.
BY THE AUTHOR OF |THE HEIR OF REDCLYFFE.|
|God, who at sundry times and in diverse manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom He hath appointed heir of all things.| -- Heb. i, l,
|Yes; so it was ere Jesus came -- Alternate then His Altar flame Blazed up and died away, And Silence took her torn with Song, And Solitude with the fair throng That owned the festal day; For in earth's daily circuit then Only one border Reflected to the Seraphs' ken, Heaven's light and order.
But now to the revolving sphere We point and Say, No desert here, No waste so dark and lone But to the hour of sacrifice Comes daily in its turn, and lies In light beneath the Throne. Each point of time, from morn till eve. From eve to morning, The shrine doth from the Spouse receive Praise and adorning.| -- Lyra Innocentium.