I sing the hymn of the conquered, who fell in the battle of life, The hymn of the wounded, the beaten who died overwhelmed in the strife; Not the jubilant song of the victors for whom the resounding acclaim Of nations was lifted in chorus whose brows wore the chaplet of fame, But the hymn of the low and the humble, the weary, the broken in heart, Who strove and who failed, acting bravely a silent and desperate part.
So distinguished by a Divine wisdom, power, and goodness, are God's works of creation and providence, that all nature, by the gentle voices of her skies and streams, of her fields and forests, as well as by the roar of breakers, the crash of thunder, the rumbling earthquake, the fiery volcano, and the destroying hurricane, echoes the closing sentences of this angel Hymn, Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, the whole earth is full of His glory!
The only candidate who can whistle Dixie while humming the Battle Hymn of the Republic.
If any spiritualistic medium can do stunts, there is no more need for special conditions than there is for a chemist to turn down lights, start operations with a Hymn, and ask whether there's any chemical present that has affinity with something named Hydrogen.charles fort
In the largest sense, every work of art is protest. ... A lullaby is a propaganda song and any three-year-old knows it. ... A Hymn is a controversial song — sing one in the wrong church: you'll find out. ...Pete Seeger
Why thus longing, thus forever sighingFor the far-off, unattained, and dim,While the beautiful all round thee lyingOffers up its low, perpetual Hymn?harriet winslow sewall
I sing the Hymn of the conquered, who fell in the Battle of Life,—The Hymn of the wounded, the beaten, who died overwhelmed in the strife….The Hymn of the low and the humble, the weary, the broken in heart,Who strove and who failed, acting bravely a silent and desperate part.william wetmore story
His puritan, muscular, moor-tramping soul (superbly mirrored in Higgins's Hymn to the intellect in Pygmalion) bred in him a loathing of all things, whether poems or gadgets, that were designed to comfort the human condition without actively trying to improve it. (p. 103)Kenneth Tynan
We live in the midst of infinite existence; and widely as we can see, and vastly as we have discovered, we have but crossed the threshold, we have but entered the vestibule of the Creator's temple. In this temple there is an everlasting worship of life , an anthem of many choruses, a Hymn of incense that goes up forever.
Men would bless you or curse you; The curse, a protest against failure, The blessing, a Hymn of the hunter Who comes back from the hills With provision for his mate.khalil gibran
Each cloud-capt mountain is a holy altar; An organ breathes in every grove; And the full heart's a Psalter, Rich in deep Hymn of gratitude and love.thomas hood
A slave's soul has no worth, my brothers; it lacks strength to tread on this great earth with gallantry and freedom. I pity the poor slaves, they're nought but airy mist, a light breeze scatters them, a fragrance knocks them down; it's only just they crawl on the earth on hands and knees. Today I'll write a Hymn to God and pray for this great grace.Nikos Kazantzakis
Darvin listened to the Hymn with a mixture of enjoyment of its beauty and disdain of its content.ken macleod
At dinner we talked of Newman, whose Dream of Gerontius Gladstone puts very high, so high that he speaks of it in the same breath with the Divina Commedia. At length he asked, "Which of his writings will be read in a hundred years?" "Well," said Henry Smith, "certainly his Hymn, 'Lead kindly Light,' and 'The Parting of Friends,' the sermon he preached before leaving Littlemore." "I go further," said Gladstone. "I think all his parochial sermons will be read."M. E. Grant Duff
I am the cygnet to this pale faint swan, Who chants a doleful Hymn to his own death; And, from the organ-pipe of frailty, sings His soul and body to their lasting rest.william shakespeare
In the largest sense, every work of art is protest. ... A lullaby is a propaganda song and any three-year-old knows it. ... A Hymn is a controversial song--sing one in the wrong church: you'll find out. ...
Ovid 's a rake, as half his verses show him, Anacreon's morals are a still worse sample, Catullus scarcely has a decent poem, I don't think Sappho's Ode a good example, Although Longinus tells us there is no Hymn Where the sublime soars forth on wings more ample; But Virgil's songs are pure, except that horrid one Beginning with "Formosum Pastor Corydon."lord byron
The birds have ceased their songs, All save the blackbird, that from yon tall ash, 'Mid Pinkie's greenery, from his mellow throat, In adoration of the setting sun, Chants forth his evening Hymn.David Macbeth Moir
’T is strange that death should sing! I am the cygnet to this pale faint swan, Who chants a doleful Hymn to his own death; And, from the organ-pipe of frailty, sings His soul and body to their lasting rest.william shakespeare
In the largest sense, every work of art is protest. ... A lullaby is a propaganda song and any three-year-old knows it. ... A Hymn is a controversial song sing one in the wrong church: you'll find out. ...
Let this great day of concord come, when Russians will be united with you with the same feelings and, fighting for the same cause and against a common enemy, they will have the right to intone with you your national song, this Hymn of Slavic unity: Poland is not yet lost.
Oh, for a forty-parson power to chant Thy praise, Hypocrisy! Oh, for a Hymn Loud as the virtues thou dost loudly vaunt, Not practise!lord byron