Memorial Services Held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States, Together with Remarks Presented in Eulogy of Alva Blanchard Adams, Late a Senator from Colorado

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1944 - 91 pages
 

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Page 30 - MAY I join the choir invisible Of those immortal dead who live again In minds made better by their presence : live In pulses stirred to generosity, In deeds of daring rectitude, in scorn For miserable aims that end with self. In thoughts sublime that pierce the night like stars, And with their mild persistence urge man's search To vaster issues.
Page 52 - Drop Thy still dews of quietness, Till all our strivings cease ; Take from our souls the strain and stress, And let our ordered lives confess The beauty of Thy peace.
Page 15 - ALMIGHTY God, unto whom all hearts are open, all \. desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid; Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy Name; through Christ our Lord.
Page 57 - Hold on!" If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with Kings— nor lose the common touch, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds...
Page 73 - The sullen stream had no fears for him; But he turned when safe on the other side And built a bridge to span the tide. "Old Man...
Page 68 - One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, Never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph, Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, i Sleep to wake.
Page 32 - The Lord bless you, and keep you. The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace, both now and evermore.
Page 31 - So live, that when thy summons comes to join "The innumerable caravan that mo<ves To that mysterious realm 'where each shall take His chamber in the silent halls of death, Thou go not, like the quarry slave at night, Scourged to his dungeon ; but, sustained and soothed By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave Like one who 'wraps the drapery of his couch About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
Page 17 - Who, hopeless, lays his dead away, Nor looks to see the breaking day Across the mournful marbles play! Who hath not learned, in hours of faith, The truth to flesh and sense unknown, That Life is ever lord of Death, And Love can never lose its own!
Page 74 - The builder lifted his old gray head — "Good friend, in the path I have come," he said, "There followeth after me today, A youth whose feet must pass this way, This chasm that has been as naught to me, To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be; He, too, must cross in the twilight dim — Good friend, I am building this bridge for him.

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