"All poetry and music, and art of every true sort, bears witness to man's continual falling in love with beauty and his desperate attempt to induce beauty to live with him and enrich his common life." John Bertram Phillips

       "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. The Sea of Galilee by William B. Tappan
  13. God's Music author unknown
  14. True and False Principles
  15. Hope Beyond The Grave by James Beattie, LL. D. 
  16. The Golden Age of Adam And Eve by R. Wilton
  17. A Pilgrim's Song  by anonymous
  18. Easter Dawn by Mary Lowe Dickinson
  19. Since That Dear Hour by Cowper 
  20. Answering The Infidel by Jane Van Allen
  21. Light In The Darkness by Author Unknown
  22. Myself by author unknown
  23. The Gospel-Trump Is Blown  
  24. Testimony by Jane Van Allen
  25. Truth by anonymous 
  26. The inevitable result of living, and dying, without Christ by Collings
  27. Light After Night by Mary Elliot
  28. When Saints of Old by Eaton
  29. A Heart Cry - by unknown
  30. Our works can not save us by Collings
  31. Soul Flight by anonymous
  32. Life One Great Ritual by Bailey
  33. Before His Throne by Huntington 
  34. The Dead Live Beyond
  35. Spiritual Nobility from the Pall Mall Gazette
  36. Easter by Irvine Innes
  37. A Prayer by Phoebe Cary
  38. Our Lord's Prayer in Verse by Collings
  39. Apostrophe to a butterfly by Palmer
  40. Eve and The Serpent by Francis Quarles
  41. Death Not To Be Feared by Maltbie D. Babcock 
  42. He maketh intercession for us by Platt
  43. Folded Hands by Sophie Bronson Titterington 
  44. The Cross by John Donne 
  45. The Voice Of God by Jane Van Allen
  46. Attraction of The East by Felicia Hemans
  47. Cleansing Fires
  48. Angel of Pain by Saxe Holm
  49. Daybreak!
  50. Eden Lost by Isaac Williams
  51. Up Hill by Christiana Rossetti 
  52. An Easter Offering by Ada Stewart Shelton 
  53. Coming by M. J. Savage
  54. Thine Easter Day by Mary Lowe Dickinson 
  55. Night For Rest author unknown
  56. O Bells In The Steeple by May Riley Smith 
  57. Negative and Positive Culture by T. Berry Smith 
  58. Day By Day Living by Adelaide A Proctor 
  59. Day-By-Day Virtues by Ethelwyn Wetherald 
  60. The Earthen Vessel author unidentified 
  61. The Rainbow by Jane Van Allen 
  62. Wait And See by Marianne Farningham 
  63. Life's Journey With God by Jeanette McMillan 
  64. O Word of God Incarnate by William How 
  65. "How Readest Thou?" author unknown
  66. O Thou Eternal One! by Derzhavin 
  67. God moves in a mysterious way... by William Cowper 
  68. The Immortal Life
  69. The Splendor Of Heaven by Rev. F. W. Farber, D. D
New Testament Story in Verse by Anne Fletcher:
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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