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The Guardian Angel
Identifier: threecircleshome00detl (find matches)
Title: The three circles: the home, the church, and the heavenly circle, or the home, the church, and the immortal life
Year: 1904 (1900s)
Authors: Detling, William Colbert
Publisher: Cleveland, O.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
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bright birds, on their starry wings,Bear the rich hues of all glorious things? Not there, not there, my child! Is it far away in some region old.Where the rivers wander oer sands of gold,Where the burning rays of the ruby shine.And the diamond lights up the secret mine,And the pearl gleams forth from the coral strand?Is it there, sweet mother, that better land? Not there, not there, my child! Eye hath not seen it, my gentle boy.Ear hath not heard its deep sounds of joy;Dreams cannot picture a world so fair;Sorrow and death may not enter there;Time doth not breathe on its fadeless bloom.Beyond the clouds, and beyond the tomb;It is there, it is there, my child! —Mrs. Hemans. OUR POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE JOYS IN HEAVEN. I suggest that the absolute certainty of Jesuspresence in Heaven should give us a grandforetaste of one of its most positive joys. An-other joy will be the joy of song and praise,in that the songs will be from joyful singers,,what a grand symphony there will be in the num-
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THE GUARDIAN ANGEL. THE THREE CIRCLES. 209 ber of the redeemed in praise of the Redeemer.Ah, if orchestras and symphonies and concerts;if carols, anthems and antiphonals charm, en-trance and enrapture us here, with our imperfectears, dulled and disconcerted by the aches andpains of our bodies, and the jarring, confusingsounds of earth; if in all this confusion our soulsare thrilled and ravished from souls and bodiesof men and women who are as much in confusionas are we; if such charm comes from imperfectbodies and souls, what will it be to hear the an-gelic choirs in all their holiness and purity, singthe perfect songs to our perfected ears, to ourpure and holy spirits? Ah, even those who can-not sing here will be so attuned of God, and so inharmony with praise to Him that the songs ofHeaven will be a joy to them. Many of the joys of Heaven have in other con-nections been spoken of, and the positive joys areoften more easily anticipated in their contrast totheir negative; the joys wil





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