Collection of Kansas Poetry

COMPILED BY
Miss Hattie Horner
 
                                                                                                                       

110KANSAS COLLECTION. 

 
 
 
"IT IS I, BE NOT AFRAID!"
 
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GOD's beauty, grand, supernal, 
    Far in the starry depths unfurls! 
God's glory lives eternal 
    Above the crash of mighty worlds!, 
Wafts o'er the grave's abysmal shade: 
    "It s I, be not afraid !" 
 
O Conqueror of Death! O Light! 
    The stars that seem to speak in ruth, 
Unto Thy radiance are but night__
    But froth and foam on sea of truth! 
Christ calls to all to Peter said: 
    "It is I, be not afraid !" 
 
The night passed on__the fourth watch came__
    Christ glorious,walked the troubled wave; 
They saw Him coming like a flame, 
    And cried for fear a ghost to brave; 
"Be of good cheer !" their dear Lord said; 
    "It is I, be not afraid!" 
 
I hear the courser's thundering tread! 
    The shouting of the armed foe! 
I saw he vanquished as they fled 
    In their sad misery and woe__  
 
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