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Poem by Felicia Dorothea Hemans


The Lilies of the Field


Flowers! when the Saviour's calm benignant eye
Fell on your gentle beauty; when from you
That heavenly lesson for all hearts He drew,
Eternal, universal, as the sky;
Then, in the bosom of your purity
A voice He set as in a temple-shrine,
That life's quick travellers ne'er might pass you by,
Unwarn'd of that sweet oracle divine.
And though too oft its low, celestial sound,
By the harsh notes of work-day care is drown'd,
And the loud steps of vain, unlistening haste;
Yet the great Ocean hath no tone of power
Mightier to reach the soul in thought's hush'd hour,
Than yours, meek lilies! - chosen thus and graced. 



Felicia Dorothea Hemans


Felicia Dorothea Hemans's other poems:
  1. A Farewell to Abbotsford
  2. A Remembrance of Grasmere
  3. Scene in a Dalecarlian Mine
  4. The Dial of Flowers
  5. The VassalТs Lament for the Fallen Tree


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