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" Sleep is a death, O make me try. By sleeping, what it is to die ; And as gently lay my head On my grave, as now my bed. "
Spirit of the English Magazines - Page 14
1821
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Evening rest; or, Closing thoughts for every day in the Christian year, by ...

Christian year - 1868 - 263 pages
...holy thought ; And with as active vigour run My course, as doth the nimble sun. Sleep is a death ; () make me try By sleeping, what it is to die ; And as gently lay my head On my grave, as now my bed. Wednesday. THE LORD knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations. 2 S. Peter ii. 9. God never...
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England's Antiphon

George MacDonald - English literature - 1868 - 332 pages
...holy thought, And with as active vigour run My course as doth the nimble sun. Sleep is a death : O make me try By sleeping what it is to die, And as gently lay my head On my grave, as now my bed. Howe'er I rest, great God, let me Awake again at least with thee. And thus assured, behold I lie Securely,...
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A household book of English poetry, selected with notes by R.C. Trench

Richard Chenevix Trench (abp. of Dublin) - 1868
...course as doth the nimble sun. Sleep is a death ; oh ! make me try, By sleeping, what it is to die : 20 And as gently lay my head On my grave, as now my bed. Howe'er I rest, great God, let me Awake again at last with Thee. And thus assured, behold I lie 25...
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Religio medici, Hydriotaphia, and the Letter to a friend, with an intr. and ...

sir Thomas Browne - 1869
...thought, And with as active vigour run My course as doth the nimble sun. Sleep is a death ; — Oh make me try, By sleeping, what it is to die ! And as gently lay my head On my grave, as now my bed. Howe'er I rest, great God, let me Awake again at last with thee. And thus assured, behold I lie Securely,...
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Favourite English poems and poets

English poems - 1870 - 672 pages
...holy thought ; And with as active vigour run My course as doth the nimble sun. Sleep is a death ; oh ! make me try, By sleeping, what it is to die : And as gently lay my head On my grave, as now my bed. Howe'er I rest, great God, let mtAwake again at last with Thee. And thus assured, behold I lie Securely,...
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Secular annotations on Scripture texts, Volume 1

Francis Jacox - 1870
...stately rhetorical prose, beseeches God to make his sleep a holy trance : '' Sleep is a death ;—O make me try By sleeping, what it is to die ! And as gently lay my head On my grave, as now my bed. Howe'er I rest, great God, let me Awake again at last with Thee. And thus assured, behold I lie Securely,...
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Secular Annotations on Scripture Texts

Francis Jacox - Bible - 1870 - 403 pages
...of stately rhetorical prose, beseeches God to make his sleep a holy trance: " Sleep is a death ;—O make me try By sleeping, what it is to die ! And as gently lay my head On my grave, as now my bed. Howe'er I rest, great God, let me Awake again at last with Thee. And thus assured, behold I lie Securely,...
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Rochdale discourses: a memorial contribution by 14 clergymen connectedd with ...

Rochdale discourses - Presbyterian Church - 1870 - 327 pages
...death-awakening joy By shewing what it is to dy ; And as gently lay my head On my grave as on my bed. How 'ere I rest, great God, let me Awake again at last with Thee : And thus assur'd, behold I ly, Securely, or to wake or dy. Those are my drowsy days in vain I do now wake to...
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A Household Book of English Poetry

Richard Chenevix Trench - English poetry - 1870 - 438 pages
...course as doth the nimble sun. Sleep is a death; oh ! make me try, By sleeping, what it is to die : 20 And as gently lay my head On my grave, as now my bed. Howe'er I rest, great God, let me Awake again at last with Thee. And thus assured, behold I lie 25...
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The book of prayer and praise, for public and private worship, in fourteen ...

Book - 1871
...sleeping, what it is to die ; And down as gently lay my head On my grave, as on my bed, — Howe'er I rest, great God, let me Awake again, at last, with thee. 45. FATHER divine ! thy piercing eye Looks through the shades of night ; In deep retirement thou art...
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