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Gleams of Sunshine Optimistic Poems   By: (1837-1928)

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GLEAMS OF SUNSHINE

Optimistic Poems

by

JOSEPH HORATIO CHANT

[Illustration: Rev. J. H. Chant]

Printed for the Author by William Briggs Toronto 1915

Copyright, Canada, 1915 by J. H. Chant.

TO The memory of my beloved wife, MARY MATILDA McKIM Who, by her gentle disposition, cheerful spirit, sound judgment, and earnest Christian life, not only proved herself my true helpmate for over 46 years, but, also, made our home a place of constant peace and abounding joy, I dedicate this book.

J. H. C.

CONTENTS

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INVOCATION 7

FATHER OF UNIVERSAL MAN 9

GOD'S PLAN IS BEST 12

CANADA 14

LATE AUTUMN 18

FRIENDSHIP 19

LIFE 22

TO MR. RUDYARD KIPLING 23

MEN BELOW DECK 26

"OTHERS SAVE WITH FEAR" 28

TREAD SOFTLY 31

"IT WAS MY FAULT" 34

KEPT THE FLAG FLOATING 35

MARY 37

A WORLD REDEEMED 38

ALASKAN BOUNDARY SETTLEMENT 40

MY PRIMROSE 42

NIAGARA'S RAINBOW 44

MY SISTER NELL AND I 46

GATHER THE WAYSIDE FLOWERS 48

HIDE THEIR SCARS 50

"ASHAMED BUT NOT AFRAID" 52

DUNBAR 54

MARSTON MOOR 59

OIL THE CRICKET 62

THE REAL 63

VICTORY GAINED AND LIFE LOST 65

THE BAPTISM OF CLOVIS 66

THE WATER LILY 70

"HE SHALL WIPE AWAY EVERY TEAR" 72

THE TAJ OF AGRA 73

ENGLAND'S BRAVE SONS 78

QUEEN VICTORIA 80

SILVER TONES 83

GOD'S ORDER 86

INFLUENCE 88

UNDECAYING FRUIT 90

THE HEROES OF OUR DAY 92

THE BIG BEAR CREEK 94

THE FROST ON THE WINDOW 96

"WILT THOU HARASS A DRIVEN LEAF?" 98

A GEM 100

THE CLOUDS 101

THE MOSSES 103

THE GRANDEST THEME 105

SEPTEMBER 107

THE FLOWERS 111

THE BUD 113

BEAUTIFUL SKY 115

BUTTERCUPS AND DAISIES 116

THE MOSS ROSE 118

GOD'S CARE 120

MY LOT 121

GOD'S FOOT ON THE CRADLE 122

GOD'S GIFTS TO BE ENJOYED 124

THE HIGHEST GOAL 126

JOY IN THE MORNING 128

"HE SHALL DWELL ON HIGH" 129

BAG YOUR GAME 132

OTHERS' BURDENS 135

MEMORY 136

THE ROYAL WAY 138

'STABLISHED 140

A MEROGNOSTIC 141

"SALUT AUX BLESSIS" 144

SONNET 146

BROTHERHOOD 147

SHE DEARLY LOVED THE FLOWERS 149

MY PANSY PETS 151

LOVE BETTER THAN KNOWLEDGE 153

A SUFFERING GOD 155

THE COPY 157

PERFECT WORK 159

THE JOHNSTOWN DISASTER 160

EYE HATH NOT SEEN 169

WHAT LASTS? 171

IS THERE A BRIGHTER WORLD? 173

A GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN 176

THE END WE SOUGHT 178

ASPIRATION 179

MY REST 180

"PAINT ME AS I AM, WARTS AND ALL" 182

"I WAS THERE" 183

TRUE LOVE 185

A TRUE MAN 186

MY OLD SWEETHEART 187

Gleams of Sunshine

INVOCATION

O Thou, who art the source of joy and light, The great Revealer of the will Divine; Thyself Divine, all nature owns Thy might, And bows in homage at a beck of Thine, Afford me light to guide my unskilled hand, And by Thy Spirit all my thoughts command... Continue reading book >>




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