"There is no music in a rest, but there is the making of music in it." In our whole life-melody the music is broken off here and there by "rests," and we foolishly think we have come to the end of the tune. God sends a time of forced leisure, sickness, disappointed plans, frustrated efforts, and makes a sudden pause in the choral hymn of our lives, and we lament that our voices must be silent, and our part missing in the music which ever goes up to the ear of the Creator. How does the musician read the rest? See him beat the time with unvarying count, and catch up the next note true and steady, as if no breaking place had come between.
       Not without design does God write the music of our lives. Be it ours to learn the tune, and not be dismayed at the "rests." They arc not to be slurred over, not to be omitted, not to destroy the melody, not to change the key-note. If we look up, God himself will beat the time for us. With the eye on him, we shall strike the next note full and clear. If we say sadly to ourselves, "There is no music in a rest," let us not forget "there is the making of music in it." The making of music is often a slow and painful process in this life. How patiently God works to teach us! How long he waits for us to learn the lesson! RUSKIN.
  1. Love The Bible by anonymous 
  2. Called Aside 
  3. Now and Then by Rev. W. C. Richards  
  4. Inspiration by Bishop Doane
  5. Importance of a minute by Bulkeley
  6. Comfort By The Way
  7. Evil Thoughts by William Collings
  8. Longing For Home by Edward Arlington Robinson 
  9. Golden Harvest by anonymous 
  10. The Sabbath Morning by Leyden
  11. Peace by George Frederick Knowles 
  12. God's Music author unknown
  13. True and False Principles
  14. Hope Beyond The Grave by James Beattie, LL. D.
  15. A Pilgrim's Song  by anonymous
  16. Easter Dawn by Mary Lowe Dickinson
  17. Since That Dear Hour by Cowper 
  18. Myself by author unknown
  19. The Gospel-Trump Is Blown  
  20. Testimony by Jane Van Allen
  21. Truth by anonymous 
  22. The inevitable result of living, and dying, without Christ by Collings
  23. Light After Night by Mary Elliot
  24. When Saints of Old by Eaton
  25. A Heart Cry - by unknown
  26. Our works can not save us by Collings
  27. Soul Flight by anonymous
  28. Life One Great Ritual by Bailey
  29. Before His Throne by Huntington 
  30. The Dead Live Beyond
  31. Spiritual Nobility from the Pall Mall Gazette
  32. Easter by Irvine Innes
  33. A Prayer by Phoebe Cary
  34. Our Lord's Prayer in Verse by Collings
  35. Apostrophe to a butterfly by Palmer
  36. Death Not To Be Feared by Maltbie D. Babcock 
  37. He maketh intercession for us by Platt
  38. Folded Hands by Sophie Bronson Titterington 
  39. The Cross by John Donne 
  40. Attraction of The East by Felicia Hemans
  41. Cleansing Fires
  42. Angel of Pain by Saxe Holm
  43. Daybreak!
  44. Up Hill by Christiana Rossetti 
  45. An Easter Offering by Ada Stewart Shelton 
  46. Coming by M. J. Savage
  47. Thine Easter Day by Mary Lowe Dickinson 
  48. Night For Rest author unknown
  49. O Bells In The Steeple by May Riley Smith 
  50. Negative and Positive Culture by T. Berry Smith 
  51. Day By Day Living by Adelaide A Proctor 
  52. Day-By-Day Virtues by Ethelwyn Wetherald 
  53. The Earthen Vessel author unidentified
All poems collected here are in the public domain, both in their countries of origin and also in the United States.

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