He who binds to himself a joyDoes the wingèd life destroy;But he who kisses the joy as it fliesLives in eternity's sunrise.
who, binds, himself, life, kisses, joy, eternity's, sunrise
Cease, every joy, to glimmer on my mind,But leave, oh! leave the light of Hope behind!What though my wingèd hours of bliss have beenLike angels visits, few and far between.
Cease, joy, glimmer, leave, light, Hope, hours, bliss, angels
My soul, there is a country Far beyond the stars Where stands a wingèd sentry All skillful in the wars: There, above noise and danger, Sweet Peace is crowned with smiles, And One born in a manger Commands the beauteous files.
soul, there, country, Far, beyond, stars, stands, sentry, skillful
The bow is bent, the arrow flies, The wingéd shaft of fate.
bow, bent, arrow, flies, shaft, fate
But at my back I always hear Time's wingèd chariot hurrying near.
hear, chariot, hurrying, near