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John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier

  • Born on December 17th, 1807 in Haverhill, Massachusetts and died on September 7th, 1892 in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire.
  • American poet Active in the anti-slavery movement Most popular work is "Snow-Bound"

Requirement (Poem)

What asks our Father of His children saveJustice and mercy and humility,A reasonable service of good deeds,Pure living, tenderness to human needs,Reverence, and trust, and prayer for light to seeThe Master’s footprints in our daily ways?No knotted scourge, nor sacrificial knife,But the calm beauty of an ordered lifeWhose every breathing…
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The Christian Tourists (Poem)

A life of beauty lends to all it seesThe beauty of its thought;And fairest forms, and sweetest harmoniesMake glad its way unsought. Sure stands the promise,—ever to the meekA heritage is given;Nor lose they Earth who, single-hearted, seekThe righteousness of Heaven! This is a selection of the poem "The Christian…
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Rest

And so beside the silent seaI wait the muffled oar,No harm can come from Him to meOn ocean or on shore. I know not where His islands liftTheir fronded palms in air,I only know I cannot driftBeyond His love and care. Water is peaceful, and extends its beneficent action throughout…
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