COMPLETE [Weekly Poem] ...Home of Rest! by Eliza Gurney - dl

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Post by aradlaw » January 11th, 2017, 3:32 pm

Oh, For a Home of Rest! by Eliza Paul Kirkbride Gurney (1801 - 1881).

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Eliza Paul Kirkbride Gurney was a Quaker minister who, when her husband Joseph John Gurney died in 1847, continued the labours of a traveling minister. She corresponded with Abraham Lincoln, who was found to have a two year old letter from Eliza, carefully “treasured up” by him in his breast pocket when assassinated. ( David Lawrence)
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Oh, For a Home of Rest! by Eliza Paul Kirkbride Gurney, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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Oh, for a home of rest!
Time lags alone so slow, so wearily;
Couldst thou but smile on me, I should be blest.
Alas, alas! that never more may be.
Oh, for the sky-lark’s wing to soar to thee!

This earth I would forsake
For starry realms whose sky’s forever fair;
There, tears are shed not, hearts will cease to ache,
And sorrow’s plaintive voice shall never break
The heavenly stillness that is reigning there.

Life’s every charm has fled,
The world is all a wilderness to me;
“For thou art numbered with the silent dead.”
Oh, how my heart o’er this dark thought has bled!
How I have longed for wings to follow thee!

In visions of the night
With angel smile thou beckon’st me away,
Pointing to worlds where hope is free from blight;
And then a cloud comes o’er that brow of light,
Seeming to chide me for my long delay.


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Post by Algy Pug » January 16th, 2017, 3:44 pm

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Post by aradlaw » January 16th, 2017, 4:06 pm

Thank you Algy. :thumbs:
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Post by tovarisch » January 16th, 2017, 7:34 pm

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  • reality prompts me to scale down my reading, sorry to say
    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by aradlaw » January 16th, 2017, 8:22 pm

Thank you Tovarisch. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » January 17th, 2017, 6:44 am

Thank you Lee Ann. :thumbs:
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Post by Darvinia » January 17th, 2017, 2:20 pm

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Post by aradlaw » January 17th, 2017, 3:37 pm

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Post by aradlaw » January 17th, 2017, 3:42 pm

Thank you Bev. :thumbs:
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Post by Algy Pug » January 18th, 2017, 5:36 am

aradlaw wrote:Here's my reading, Oh, for a PL :)
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/homeofrest_gurney_dl_128kb.mp3
1:29
Hi David

PL note:

0:33
whose sky’s forever fair;
I heard
whose sky forever fair;


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Post by aradlaw » January 18th, 2017, 2:13 pm

Thank you Bruce. :thumbs:

Thanks for the PL Algy, I think I will leave it as is.
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Post by aradlaw » January 19th, 2017, 8:57 am

Thanks VBV. :thumbs:
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