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" Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where he was once a child. "They shall all bloom in fields of light, Transplanted by my care, And saints, upon their garments white, These sacred blossoms wear. "
The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine - Page 11
1839
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Voices of the Night

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1843 - 144 pages
...them in his sheaves. " My Lord has need of these flowerets gay," The Reaper said, and smiled ; ' ' Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where he was once...white, These sacred blossoms wear." And the mother gave, in tears and pain, The flowers she most did love ; O, not in cruelty, not in wrath, The Reaper...
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Perennial Flowers

1843 - 172 pages
...bound them in his sheaves. " The Lord has need of these flowerets gay," The Reaper said and smiled ; " Dear tokens of the earth are they Where he was once...their garments white, These sacred blossoms wear." She knew she should find them all again In the fields of light above. O not in cruelty, not in wrath,...
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Flowers; their moral, language, and poetry, ed. by H.G. Adams

Henry Gardiner Adams - 1844
...them in their sheaves.' " My Lord has need of these flow'rets gay," The Reaper said and smiled ; " Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where he was once...white, These sacred blossoms wear." And the mother gave, in tears and pain, The flowers she most did love, She knew she should find them all again In...
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The Mourner's Chaplet: An Offering of Sympathy for Bereaved Friends ...

John Keese - 1844 - 120 pages
...bound them in his sheaves. " My Lord hath need of the flowerets gay," The Reaper said, and smiled: " Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where he was once...white These sacred blossoms wear." And the mother gave, in tears and pain, The flowers she most did love ; But she knew she should find them all again,...
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The Illustrated Book of Christian Ballads and Other Poems, Volume 14

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1844 - 164 pages
...bound them in his sheaves. "My Lord has need of these flowerets gay," The Reaper said, and smiled : Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where he was once...white, These sacred blossoms wear." And the mother gave, in tears and pain, The flowers she most did love ; She knew she should find them all aguin In...
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The Common School Speaker: A New Collection of Original and Selected Pieces ...

William Bentley Fowle - 1844 - 288 pages
...bound them in his sheaves. " My Lord has need of these flowers gay," The reaper said, and smiled ; " Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where He was once...white These sacred blossoms wear." And the mother gave in tears and pain The flowers she most did love ; But she knew she should find them all again...
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The Mourner Comforted: Containing the Cypress Wreath

1844 - 256 pages
...bound them in his sheaves. "My Lord hath need of the flowerets gay," The Reaper said, and smiled: " Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where he was once...And saints upon their garments white These sacred blosaoms wear." And the mother gave, in tears and pain, The flowera she most did love ; But she knew...
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The Sunday School Magazine, Volume 4

1844
...bound them in his sheaves. 'My Lord has need of these flowrets gay,' The reaper said and smiled ; ' Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where he was once a child. ' They all shall bloom in fields of light, Transplanted by my care, And saints, upon their garments white,...
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McGuffey's Rhetorical Guide, Or, Fifth Reader of the Eclectic Series ...

William Holmes McGuffey - 1844 - 480 pages
...them in his sheaves. 4. " My Lord has need of these flowerets gay," The Reaper said, and smiled ; " Dear tokens of the earth are they, Where he was once a child. 5. " They shall all bloom in the fields of light, Transplanted by my care, And saints, upon their garments...
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Voices of the Night

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1845 - 32 pages
...need of these flowerets gay," The Reaper said, and smiled ; " Dear tokens of the earth are they, " They shall all bloom in fields of light, . Transplanted...white, These sacred blossoms wear." And the mother gave, in tears and pain, The flowers she most did love ; She knew she should find them all again In...
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